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ISSUE: Nuclear Power

Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima. What really happened around these historic nuclear power plant disasters? Learn about the risks and consequences of nuclear power through first-hand accounts that may surprise you in these Earth Focus investigative reports. Then, browse this page to find out what you can do.

 

Three Mile IslandThree Mile Island: The Controversy Continues

According to government and industry officials, no one died as a result of Three Mile Island and only low doses of radiation -- equivalent to a single chest XRay were released. But many local residents disagree and cite medical evidence that radiation released from the Three Mile Island reactor was severe enough to cause disease and death. It's been 30 years but the controversy continues.

 

Chernobyl: The Real StoryChernobyl: The Real Story

And, Chernobyl was the worse nuclear disaster in history. A new book, Chernobyl: Consequences of a Catastrophe says that almost a million people died as a result of the nuclear accident -- not 4,000 as The World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency claim. A screw up or a coverup? Earth Focus looks at evidence that links radioactive exposure to diminished intelligence, premature aging and a variety of other health conditions.

 

Helen CaldicottDr. Helen Caldicott on Fukushima and Nuclear Power
Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott discusses with Earth Focus correspondent Miles Benson what the Fukushima disaster really means for the health and future of the people of Japan. Dr. Caldicott also explains the links between nuclear power and public health in the United States and Europe.

Nuclear Power - Risks and Consequences

Nuclear Power - Risks and Consequences

(Earth Focus: Episode 32) This original Earth Focus investigative report, looks at the untold stories behind three of the world's largest nuclear disasters: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.

According to government and industry officials, no one died as a result of Three Mile Island and only low doses of radiation -- equivalent to a single chest XRay were released. But many local residents disagree and cite medical evidence that radiation released from the Three Mile Island reactor was severe enough to cause disease and death. It's been 30 years but the controversy continues.

 

Chernobyl was the worse nuclear disaster in history. A new book, Chernobyl: Consequences of a Catastrophe says that almost a million people died as a result of the nuclear accident -- not 4,000 as The World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency claim. A screw up or a coverup? Earth Focus looks at evidence that links radioactive exposure to diminished intelligence, premature aging and a variety of other health conditions.

 

Given the severity of the accident in Fukushima and the inability of the government to provide action to safeguard large portions of its population, the Japanese government moved the goal posts on what is considered safe radiation exposure for children and nuclear workers. Japanese organized crime, the Yakuza, is now becoming actively involved in the cleanup of radioactive waste.

 

Read a supplemental blog with updates on these issues.

 

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Nuclear Power: Risks and Consequences

Watch the full length original Earth Focus investigative report, which looks at the untold stories behind three of the world's largest nuclear disasters: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.

 

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