NH #671: Chernobyl Lies by World Health Org. – Chernobyl Truth with Alison Katz of Independent WHO – a Nuclear Hotseat CLASSIC

This Week’s Nuclear Hotseat CLASSIC: Independent W.H.O.’s Alison Katz on World Health Organization’s Chernobyl Cover-up

We continue our commemoration of the 38th year since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster with a reprise of one of Nuclear Hotseat’s most CLASSIC episodes.

  • Chernoby Truth, World Health Organization Lies RevealedAlison Katz is a psychologist and sociologist who heads Independent WHO. The international watchdog group – based in Geneva, Switzerland – draws attention to the World Health Organization’s failure in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination from Chernobyl and, later, Fukushima.  The group held a vigil in front of WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, five days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning on April 26, 2007 – the 21st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.   Originally recorded for Nuclear Hotseat #118, September 17, 2013, the material covered is still relevant and important.

Chernobyl Truth – Other Excellent Information Sources:

  • Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future by Kate Brown. Superb accounting of the health devastation of Chernobyl, constructed from over three years of investigation into medical archives in eastern Europe. 
  • Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higgenbotham.  NOTE: the author does a superb job reconstructing the horrors of Chernobyl, but then goes full-on pro-nuke during the final chapter, citing statistics from only the pro-nuclear WHO, IAEA, and UNSCEAR. I recommend that you skip that chapter and read the rest of the book for its narrative of nuclear lies, miscalculations, cover-ups, and destruction of people and the environment. In particular, the description of the physical devastation of high level radiation exposure is comparable to the visuals provided in the HBO series.)

No official Numnutz of the Week this week, but if there were one, this would be it: Vodka brewed by The Chernobyl Spirit Company, “a Social Enterprise producing high quality (and safe!) spirits made from crops harvested near Chernobyl.” <!!!> I don’t care if – as they proudly state – at least 75% of profits go to helping rebuild communities in Ukraine impacted first by Chernobyl and now by the war, I don’t believe their claims of safety “where land can’t officially be used for agriculture.”