[ RadSafe ] Wildlife Flourishing After Chernobyl

franz.schoenhofer at chello.at franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Thu Aug 16 11:05:59 CDT 2012


Yes, it is an interesting article, but not new in its message. Even in my anti-nuclear-crazy Austria there were documentaries broadcast years ago, which showed that wildlife is thriving really well, mostly - as mentioned in the article you cited - because humans are more or less absent in the ecosystem. 

There have been so many recent natural disasters in this world - like volcano outbreaks on Hawaii, just to mention something I am familiar with - and nature has recovered from these disasters within a relative short time: decades. Plants are sprouting on the lava fields....  I believe that these disasters with the lava-hot temperatures had a much higher impact on the environment than a release of nuclear material both in Fukushima, in Chernobyl, in Sellafield, in ......... 
There have been literallily tons of literature on the consequences of those accidents, but some pseudo-scientists who need funding try to publish sensations in order to get a larger portion of the cake. 

Best regards,


---- "Mercado schrieb:
> Interesting article...
> http://blogs.dickinson.edu/sciencenews2012/2012/04/17/wildlife-flourishing-after-experiencing-devastating-nuclear-accidents-like-chernobyl-and-fukushima/
> Donald P. Mercado
> Health Physicist
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> NASA-Ames Research Center
> Donald.P.Mercado at NASA.gov
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