Green Wave, the radio show produced by the Env.net Team in TEMA Foundation is now sponsored by Env.net for the coming six months. July, 14th was the 8th broadcast of the series.
This week our guest for Green Wave was Prof. Ali Osman Karababa from Ege University. The topic for this week’s broadcast was the effects of nuclear energy on human health following the expert examination trip for the EIA of Akkuyu Nuclear Energy Plant in Mersin, Turkey.
Prof. Karababa emphasized the drastic impacts of exposure to radioactive radiation on public health but also environmental aspect. Given the uncertainties that are involved in a possible accident in nuclear power plants, Prof. Karababa noted that previous experiences of nuclear leaks and accidents were destructive enough and should have taught the humankind an important lesson. The impact of these events on the environment are irreversible and uncompensable. Regardless of any accidents Prof. Karababa expressed that recent studies found that various types of cancer occur more frequently in settlements near nuclear power plants. In addition the effects of exposure to nuclear radiation can also be traced in mutation or alteration in DNAs, which can significantly affect future generations.
The podcast of the broadcast in Turkish can be listened at the following link: Click here