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Radioactive materials legally and illegally discharged into the environment by the nuclear industry impact real people, along with plants and animals. This is true whether it is from weapons or discharges from nuclear power stations and nuclear waste.

Ardak lives in the highly contaminated Semipalatinsk nuclear test zone in Kazakhstan. He is 33 and suffering from a rare bone disease that makes his body shrink. His doctors don’t know what is wrong and think he may die. He has shrunk more than 30 centimetres“. © Greenpeace / Robert Knoth
nuclear, climate change
pollution, plutonium, nuclear accidents, nuclear, nuclear reactors
30 centimeters is 11.8 inches or almost one foot.