“With 450,000 people homeless, fallout across much of Japan, and a damages bill estimated at $300 billion, Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind”, said U.S. nuclear-industry whistle blower Arnold Gundersen, June 10th, 2011.
History repeats. Horrific industrial accidents, and even normal operations have harmed and killed tens of thousands of people and wrecked destruction on the rest of our planet. Each time massive PR campaigns are run to control the damage to the industry’s image. A small sampling is listed below.
The unfortunate truth is that in many cases the government regulatory agency that is supposed to be a watchdog for the industry is in fact one of the biggest advocates for that industry. This comes about through a combination of lobbying efforts, campaign contributions and the financially rewarding revolving door. Our goal is to educate, and share resource and information. We at Radiation Truth want to get beyond worrying and whining. We want to fight misinformation, improve our media, and learn what can be done to decrease the health risks that come with increased exposure to radioactive elements.
A few industry disasters/cover-ups from the last 100 years
- Asbestos – ’30s to ’40s
- Donora fluoride fog – 1948
- Three Mile Island – 1979 & ongoing
- Philip Morris second-hand smoke – 1981 to 1989
- Bhopal – 1984 & ongoing
- Chernobyl – 1986 & ongoing
- Paxil, Avandia & other pharmaceutical products – 1990s & ongoing
- BP Gulf Oil Spill – 2010 & ongoing
- Fukushima Daiichi – March 2011
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