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Chernobyl At Ten: Apocalypse Then & Now

As the 10th anniversary of Chernobyl approaches experts say that Chernobyl will ultimately cause roughly a million cancers worldwide. And that will eventually kill even more people -- especially small children -- than died during the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Harvey Wasserman writes: "But no single bomb has held a candle to what happened with deceptive, deafening silence April 26, 1986. Chernobyl was the ultimate historic sucker punch. After 41 years of living in terror from the possibility of a deranged but deliberate weapons exchange, we were blind-sided by a 'peaceful' technology. The best and brightest US and Soviet 'experts' promised such disasters could not happen. They were as wrong as the military madmen who said fallout killed no one at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This appalling anniversary screams out that these reactors -- all of them -- must be shut."