Top Biology Professor: Incredibly high frequency of very, very large abdominal tumors observed on latest trip to Chernobyl — Also high percentage of smaller brains (VIDEO)

Published: December 5th, 2011 at 9:59 am ET


IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET :: A Weekly Radio Program with Dr. Helen Caldicott, December 2nd, 2011:

This week’s guest is Dr. Timothy Mousseau, a professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina.

For the past 12 years, Dr. Mousseau and his colleagues have been studying the ecological impacts of the Chernobyl disaster on wild plant and animal populations living in the so-called zone of alienation surrounding the destroyed nuclear power plant. […]

Watch the BBC interview with Mousseau. In this interview, Dr. Mousseau discusses his research team’s continued findings of major abnormalities in birds and other wildlife in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, the effects of radiation on genes, and the prognosis for human, animal and plant life in the areas affected by the Fukushima disaster. […]

Download the radio program here

Published: December 5th, 2011 at 9:59 am ET


Related Posts

  1. Just Back from Chernobyl: Mutations not seen anywhere else in world — Much greater frequency in contaminated areas — “Directly proportional” to radiation levels (VIDEO) December 5, 2011
  2. Professor: Clear that low-level contamination is probably more dangerous than single dose — Grasshoppers with deformed wings, gray eyes not red — Birds with abnormal sperm, strange large tumors (VIDEO) March 17, 2012
  3. Caldicott in Japan: “Incredibly rare” thyroid abnormalities found in 40% of Fukushima children — Indicates a really high dose of radiation, higher than at Chernobyl (VIDEO) November 20, 2012
  4. New Scientist: Sperm damage in birds near Chernobyl — UK professor claims not from meltdown because it wasn’t enough to explain amount of harm observed April 12, 2012
  5. Professor: Fukushima twice as strong as Chernobyl when comparing species of birds found in both places β€” We don’t know why they are doing even worse in Fukushima (VIDEO) November 21, 2013

31 comments to Top Biology Professor: Incredibly high frequency of very, very large abdominal tumors observed on latest trip to Chernobyl — Also high percentage of smaller brains (VIDEO)

  • arclight arclight

    this seems appropriate here.. repost

    Effects of Radiation Cancer Risk Dr Christopher Busby Valentin Part 1

    Effects of Radiation Cancer Risk Dr Christopher Busby Valentin Part 2

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    I want to cry in my coffee.

  • pure water

    The birds do not smoke, do not drink alchohol and do not get depressed, as far as we know! – Nice remark!

    • PayAttention

      they don’t fly on airplanes or eat bananas either πŸ™‚

      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        But maybe they snack on brazil nuts

        • pure water

          Or sunflower seeds from the decontamination experiments there – better put then on banana diet.

          • jdotg

            No, but they do eat the flora and fauna, and insects, that is/are massively contaminated from exclusion area.

            12 years of research there, and no conclusive photo, throws the red flag up for me. Sorry.

            Furthermore, Id like to see some more human studies. I dont believe, Humans and birds have very much in common.

            And why exactly has this article appeared twice on enenews? Where you at Admin?

            • arclight arclight

              “Furthermore, Id like to see some more human studies.”

              after 60 years of contamination no studies apart drom the 1998 imperial university “tissue bank” (excluding belarus of course!) and a statistical model posited by the icrp! hmmmm! oh and some russian stuff!

              heres the stuff from belarus that the imperial university doesnt think is stuff.. gotta make you wonder just a bit jdotg?

            • Mack Mack

              Actually there are tremendous interworkings between birds and humans.

              Wikipedia says that Pandemic flu viruses have some bird flu virus genes and usually some human flu virus genes. The Spanish flu may have gone directly from birds to humans, so there is some type of genetic commonality in birds and humans.

              From the abstract linked below: “Segregation analysis in a house sparrow family confirms that these regions comprise many mostly heterozygous dispersed loci and we conclude that house sparrow DNA fingerprints are analogous to those of humans.”


              • jdotg

                Well Mack, we both breath air. Normally how a flu is transmitted.

                And yes, so we have some common genes. That doesnt mean we are going to take flight. Or that a human will hatch out of an egg.

                If you would be so kind to explain heterozygous dispersed loci to me.


                Micro level everything is the same. the strands of dna.
                Macro level everything is different. the entire genome.

                Of course DNA would be similar if you zoomed in on very tiny segments of it. So yes we may contain the same TYPE of genes, but everybody has different genes. Im not sure about this, my jury is still out.

                • Mack Mack

                  Well jdotg – No offense intended but it takes a certain level of maturity and graduated thinking to understand some scientific concepts. For example, the pandemic correlation was not about both species breathing air.

                  By the way, is it your father who works for Exelon or some other nuclear company? If so, can you please ask him to initiate a request to release the radiation results from their sensitive radiation monitors in the United States?

                  I think everyone would love to know those results. Thank you.

                  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

                    Ha, I couldn’t wait to see another “nuclear college kid” thread evolving. Boy, you mess it up every time. Classic.

                  • jdotg

                    Ill take it as what I said was irrefutable so you disregarded my post πŸ™‚

                    BnB, you provide nothing to the conservation whenever you posted in replies to me, period. For this, you receive a gold star. Wear it proudly. Similar to the one your brethren placed upon my people during the holocaust.

                    Heterozygous means two different alleles for determining the gene. This automatically doubles the amount if their are two. Loci are genes. We share genes with everything that has a DNA. “Certain Regions” Not 100% compatible. There are no estimates as to it being anywhere close to substantial amounts.

                    If we are so compatible with birds, why do we hear of “lab rats”?

                    Certainly birds and humans have varying genes. Certainly we share some too. Sorry for missing your point, as you did mine, its all irrelevant anyways.

                    Thus our different genes and their radiological effects, would not be applicable from studying birds. Debate that.

                    It would be a better use of scientific resources and time and money, to study something with more relevance. Like the people that live in Belarus, see arclights video. Or animals we share more genes with. Your maturity and graduated thinking evidently was over-ruled by zealousness. Sorry you feel that way.

                    • Mack Mack

                      Nope…you still don’t get it. Maybe someday, grasshopper πŸ™‚

                    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

                      jdotg, nowadays I just refrain from discussing things with you, as I tried to in the past (for example here in August):

                      I just never saw the slightest hint of compassion in your views back then, and I still don’t see it today. So I sort of gave it up.
                      And to pull the Holocausr card, just because I’m German, is another sign of immaturity.
                      All the best to you. Grow up! πŸ™‚

                    • vivvi

                      Holocaust, eh? You know there is a lot of very scientific analysis that has been done to support the view that much of what we are told about that event is bovine excrement. For example, if zyklon B was used in the described manner it would have killed every living thing for 5 miles, and no way could guards have entered these alleged gas chambers without dying themselves. Invoking this event as some kind of back-up to your integrity does not impress me. There are many other examples of how “your people” have exploited the holocaust, but this is a forum about nuclear disasters.

            • dpl dpl

              birds pick up small pebbles used to help digest their food this is direct contact with the contaminated soils and water. the cognitive impairment of smaller brains should make hunting much easier follow the drool trail and listen for the their calls for help which is good news for us humans following down the same path. birds have dinosaur genes they are better off than mammals. scientists need to cross our genes with the insects to save humankind the rest of the mammals well just collateral damage in our war against mother nature. survival of our species is all that counts want to see the last of the wildlife better hurry to the zoo.

            • They eat worms that live in the soil (where all the nasties are accumulating) along with types of grubs, caterpillars (that craw in the tree limes and leaves that are being covered with the nasties) are also on the diet as well as grasshoppers Mack ! (THX)

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    I bet those birds are drinking out of old radium bottles buried under ground while eating copious amounts of banana splits covered milk cesium and melt in your mouth whipped plutonium.

  • European Committee on Radiation Risk


    Fukushima and Health: What to Expect
    Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the European Committee on Radiation Risk
    May 5th/6th 2009, Lesvos, Greece
    Edited by Chris Busby, Joseph Busby, Ditta Rietuma and Mireille de Messieres.

    “For those who wish to know the health consequences of the Fukushima catastrophe, the answers are to be found within this volume and in the radiation risk model of the ECRR. The data presented at the 2009 Lesvos conference of the European Committee on Radiation Risk show the real world effects of living in areas contaminated with the dispersed contents of an exploded nuclear reactor. Twenty five years of studies of people living on the Chernobyl contaminated territories has been enough to quantify in detail the cancers, the heart disease, the loss of lifespan, the congenital illnesses, even the changes in sex ratio, in childhood intelligence and in mental health that follow the exposures to radioactive contamination from fission products, activation products and uranium fuel particles. All of these are described in this volume in great detail, by the eminent scientists who have studied them…….

    Entire Publication

  • CROWS, ..Anyone notice all the crows on the new tent at the Fuka plant ?

    What up with that, can someone tell me if they did this prior to the accident ??

    • arclight arclight

      1 up 1 down heated tent.. keeps there feet warm on a cool winters night.. crows are not stupid!? err?

      • arclight arclight

        wonder if there are fried bugs on there attracting them? nice white brightly lit tent! must attract bugs from far and wide at night! πŸ™

      • arclight, that may be logical, but they were also perching on the sides tops before the roof or sides were places in the summer !

  • Ras Bumboclat

    “The meek…er bacterium Shall Inherit the Earth”

    Like Conan the Bacterium (aka Deinococcus radiodurans)

    D. radiodurans is capable of withstanding an acute dose of 5,000 Gy of ionizing radiation with almost no loss of viability, and an acute dose of 15,000 Gy with 37% viability. For comparison, a chest X-ray or Apollo mission involves about 1 mGy, 5 Gy can kill a human.

    Thermococcus gammatolerans is an archaea extremophile and the most radiation resistant known organism.


    why does everyone get worked up on here when the website prints the same news 80 times in a week? its as if you havent heard it before the way you react.if you look at the latest headlines from the last week you will see its the same just put differently.i have liked the website for a long while but printing nothing would be better than printing the same thing all week.come on enews you cant expect orgasms everytime you print the same article.less sensationalism and more fact please.