Assuming this documentary is what it says it is, it is compelling evidence that life goes on in spite of nuclear disasters like Chernobyl.  The much anticipated genetic mutations haven’t shown up much so far in the exclusion zone.  Nature is thriving.  The Zone is a wildlife sanctuary.

Will the mutations show up in later generations?  Can humans live there?  Or given human life spans, are we more likely to develop mutations than short-lived insects, cats, dogs, wolves, bears, and hawks?

Can we now relax under Fukushima’s fallout?  Doesn’t this documentary show that radiation is not such a big deal compared to Bhopal, GMOs and Barry Obomba?

I don’t know, but I hope that Fukushima also will turn into a nature reserve without fluorescent lights, McHouses, TVs, computers and corrupt officials waiting for the next bit of grease.

Perhaps the doom and gloom reports re Fukushima have no basis in reality after all.  You most certainly don’t want to live within a mile of 福島第一 but who knows…maybe Japan can survive, just like the animals of the Zone are doing apparently.

If we want clues as to what to expect under Fukushima’s fallout, Life in the Zone is a part of the answer even though Fukushima is much worse than Chernobyl.  One thing is for sure: if humans disappear from Earth, the beautiful natural order of life on this lovely blue planet will return.

U might have to turn up your hearing aid on this one, alas.

Imagine what would happen, if suddenly humanity disappear from the earth. How would nature react?

This documentary takes place in Chernobyl’s Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) surroundings. Commonly called: “The Zone”. Place which has experienced the worst nuclear accident in our history [film made before Fukushima].

Today, 23 years later, nature reclaims what once belonged to it.

Chernobyl – Life in the Dead Zone
by Animal Planet