Chernobyl survivor warns of 'bombshell' in Japan
Japan: A survivor of the Chernobyl disaster says people exposed to
radiation from Japan's crippled nuclear plant will spend the rest of
their lives fearing the "bombshell" of cancer and other dire illnesses.
Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear
calamity and coincides with efforts to stop radiation seeping from the
Fukushima plant after its cooling systems were knocked out by an
earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
"The Fukushima accident is like the twin brother of Chernobyl," said
Pavel Vdovichenko, 59, who had already accepted an invitation from
Japanese anti-nuclear groups to join a rally marking a quarter-century
"People in the two places have to suffer long-time hardship,"
Vdovichenko, a Russian, told AFP through an interpreter. "People in
Chernobyl suffered from cancer after the accident.
A similar thing may happen to Fukushima." Tokyo, Tuesday, AFP