Chernobyl cleanup survivor to Japan: ‘Run away as quickly as possible’

Natalia Manzurova at Chernobyl

Natalia Manzurova spent 4 1/2 years cleaning up at Chernobyl. She has multiple health problems due to the radiation and is is the only one of her team still alive. She has a “Chernobyl necklace,” scars on her neck where her thyroid was removed and advocates for radiation victims everywhere.

But experts say Fukushima is not as bad as Chernobyl.

Every nuclear accident is different, and the impact cannot be truly measured for years. The government does not always tell the truth. Many will never return to their homes. Their lives will be divided into two parts: before and after Fukushima. They’ll worry about their health and their children’s health. The government will probably say there was not that much radiation and that it didn’t harm them. And the government will probably not compensate them for all that they’ve lost. What they lost can’t be calculated.

What message do you have for Japan?

Run away as quickly as possible. Don’t wait. Save yourself and don’t rely on the government because the government lies. They don’t want you to know the truth because the nuclear industry is so powerful.

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It’s clear that the government of Japan has been captured by and is indistinguishable from corporate interests and that the health of the populace is of secondary importance to them. They have consistently dissembled, evaded, and pretended that all is well only to be forced to eat their own words as events prove them to be either fools or pimps for the nuclear industry and protectors of corporate interests to the exclusion of all else.

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