An Ecological Activist from Krasnodar: Russia can become the biggest nuclear waste materials dump
The 26th of April the Krasnodar initiative group “Groza-Krasnodar” together with the international NGO “Eco-Defense” plan an action dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe – the most destroying man-caused catastrophe of the XX Century. The action will take place at 4 pm at the corner of Krasnaya and Chapaeva streets in Krasnodar.
According to Stasia Denisova, one of the organizers of the event, the main aim of the action “NO to new Chernobyls” is to remind all the people that the consequences of Chernobyl is still with us – the fact that we can’t see the radiation doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. The organizers and participants want also to remind the Russian people of their right to choose: to live under favorable and acceptable ecological conditions, or to be subject to possible ecological catastrophe that no one can predict the real scale.
According to her, the number of victims is about several ten thousands people. About same number of babies wasn’t born because of the catastrophe or were born with physical or mental diseases. The threat of genetic changes does not allow to forget about Chernobyl.
“In the nearest future Russia can become the most dangerous region al over the World, - she said. – It will be most possible if during the G8 summit in St Petersburg the G8 leaders will adopt Russian proposal of building on its territory an international storage of nuclear waste materials. In this case we can witness a “New Chernobyl”.
Yet, the 24th of April the head of the Russian Agency of the consumers rights protection Gennady Onishenko declared during his press-conference that nowadays in 12 Russian regions of 14, that are considered the radioactive contaminated all the agricultural production corresponds to adopted hygienic norms. At that, a special attention is paid to the quality of the food for children. In 10 regions of 14 regions being radioactive contaminated, the average radiation doze does not exceed 1 miliZivert per year, in Tula and Orel regions – more than 1 miliZivert but less that the adopted norm. The exceeding is fixed only in two regions – Kaluga and Bryansk.
The director of the Institute of secure nuclear energy problems Leond Bolshov said at his press-conference, that during last 20 years more than 100 million people were damaged.