Fukushima Disaster Will Never End, Dr. Caldicott Warns

Sherwood Ross 

The Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown disaster “is not over and will never end,” warns Dr. Helen Caldicott, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and holder of 21 honorary doctorate degrees.

“Radioactive fallout which remains toxic for hundreds to thousands of years covers large areas of Japan and will never be ‘cleaned up,'” asserts Dr. Caldicott, a medical doctor who has been showered with honors and awards for her long-time campaign against the dangers of nuclear power production and nuclear war.

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Instead, “It will induce an epidemic of cancer as people inhale the radioactive elements, eat radioactive food and drink radioactive beverages,” the anti-nuclear authority said. “It is the greatest industrial accident in the Earth’s history,” she points out. Dr. Caldicott formerly taught pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and founded the Nuclear Power Research Institute of Washington, D.C.

In 1986, she recalled, a single meltdown and explosion at Chernobyl covered 40% of the European land mass with radioactive elements”and over one million people have already perished as a direct result of this catastrophe, according to a 2009 report published by the New York Academy of Sciences.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg, because large parts of Europe and the food grown there will remain radioactive for hundreds of years,” Dr. Caldicott adds.

No dose of radiation is safe, she noted. Each dose received by the body is cumulative and adds to the risk of developing malignancy or genetic disease.

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