With the terror in Japan unfolding before my eyes, I can’t help but wonder what is going to happen to our people aka Japan’s people. I have no reference point regarding nuclear fallout, I am fortunate, but there are some that are not as fortunate. As a resultI began thinking about Chernobyl and the people from that area of the Ukraine. My husband is Ukrainian. My child is a decendant of that land. What happened there is tragic and eerie and a human, environmental catastrophe.
Although I have learned that Chernobyl was more catastrophic than Japan’s nuclear crisis potential (so the media tells us), I cannot and do not want to imagine the amount of suffering that will ensue from this crisis. Science and technology has taught us that there will be collateral damage, the question is: to what degree.
I do not want this to be true. This is a child that was exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl meltdown.
This is terrifying and saddening.