Posted by: visual | March 19, 2011

Hi everyone,

My name is Kamil and I have decided to start this blog because of the recent events in Japan.

I am currently working on an ebook that would present different methods of protecting your home and family from the nuclear radiation coming from Japan.

Before I start – a little bit of history first 🙂

I was born in Poland and when I was 7 years old, the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl exploded. Large areas in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia were evacuated, and more than 350,000 people had to be resettled. My home town was 900 km away from Chernobyl, and my parents remember that the government-controlled press was down playing risks or consequences that might be connected with the disaster.

Polish people were told that the nuclear radiation had been too far away and too small to affect us. Now, I look back on that event with the wisdom of hindsight and know two things: firstly, that Chernobyl had catastrophic consequences, laying waste to vast areas of land in Eastern and Central Europe. The longer term impacts of the radiation poisoning that happened during and after the fall-out are almost impossible to track with any certainty, though we know that cancer rates have increased in the region in the last 25 years.

The second thing I know is that governments do not tell the truth about nuclear power or nuclear accidents. In the West, where private companies tend to run nuclear power plants, their sense of obligation to be truthful about the risks and the consequences of nuclear accidents is compromised by their financial interests and their wish to avoid legal liability for the damage caused by their plants.

That makes you question – is all the information we are getting aimed for our well-being?

On a more personal note, my Mom was diagnosed with cancer last year and lived for only 6 weeks after the diagnosis. She was in her fifties, very fit and healthy. Even though she led a very healthy life style, like many people in her generation she tended to underestimate the impact of Chernobyl. It is just a speculation, but I must admit that I am haunted by the idea that the disaster in Chernobyl, along with other unethical acts by the government of the time, may have contributed to her early death.

I am currently finalizing putting all the data together. I plan to publish it in an ebook on this website:

The title is a bit long, but I’m sure you get the message J

I want the truth about Chernobyl and Japan to be told. I want the world take these disasters seriously. I also want to make my own story a story of hope and recovery. I want my story to inspire people to educate and empower themselves to be responsible for their own protection from harmful levels of nuclear radiation. I want your story also to be one of safety, certainty and trust, and I hope to help you get there.

I’m sure it’s going to be quite a journey for all of us!