November 9, 2011

What is Hibakusya

All the Species on this Planet already Hibakusya


Hibakusya is a radiation exposed person.  In old days, hibakusyas are
limited to scientists and medical practioners.  (For example, madam
Curie did of leukemia.)


However, since the Manhattan Project in 1942 and nuclear testing at
New Mexico in 1945, the population of hibakusya was boosted.


Then in 1945, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, A-bombs caused 200,000
people's death by the end of the year.


Since then on, nuclear state continued nuclear tests which amounted to
40,000 as much as Hiroshima A-bomb, of which radiation had been
released into the environment.


The 1954 5th Lucky Dragon Incident made the hazards of nuclear testing
known to the world. The background level of radiation is raised
anywhere in the world, so in a way, everybody on this planet is
hibakusya since there is no threshold for cancer and genetic damage
triggered by radiation.


In more recent years, 1986 Chernobyl accident, depleted uranium used
in Gulf Wars, and Fukushima accident caused additional radiation
problems.  Radiation issue is a growing world agenda now.

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