– Dr. Lesya Sabada, Program Coordinator
Eparchial Human and Environmental Development Program
Yesterday was the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine. Four hundred times more radioactive material than that expelled by Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined was sent over much of Europe on high winds. It fell from the skies in raindrops and snowflakes, entered soil and waterways of many nations. The number of premature deaths caused by the event is still disputed but estimates range into the hundreds of thousands. A shock to the world and to the environment. Many have called Chernobyl the most costly environmental catastrophe in history.
Watch David Attenborough’s “A Life on Our Planet:My Witness Statement” on Netflix. Excellent! The documentary starts with Attenborough walking through present day Chernobyl. I encourage you to get informed and then use your personal power in whatever way to heal our great Mother Earth.