Follow-up to: Russian Gov't Radio: "The number of victims has reached one million people today" -- Consequences of Chernobyl meltdown are endless and uncontrollable
Title: The Legacy of Chernobyl
Source: The Nation Blog
Author: Laura Flanders
Date: Apr 26, 2012
[...] To get a sense of just what those tens of millions live at risk of, take a look at these photographs by award winning photographer Paul Fusco. Earlier this month I had a the honor of participating in the fourth Schuneman Symposium held at the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Among the speakers was Fusco, an extraordinary MAGNUM photographer who traveled to the Ukraine to see the legacy of Chernobyl after twenty years. Fusco expected to stay two weeks. He stayed for two months, following parents, children, nurses and cancer patients.
“It changed my life. I couldn’t leave. It was so immense in its implications. There is so much damage to so many people in so many ways…” says Fusco. [...]
My first reaction was I was looking at a different race of people because the damage was so incredible.
It was like a different race, kids on the floor [...] they roll, they slither [...] they’re like pack animals
Some of the doctors told me they thought there would be no more Belarus people, this would wipe them out. [...] They felt it very strongly and they were afraid.
Part 23 & 26
Massive growth outside of body containing kidneys
Brain outside of skull
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Published: April 26th, 2012 at 7:49 pm ET