Nuclear disasters like those of Chernobyl and Fukushima cause massive releases of radioactive substances to the environment and lasting contamination of large areas. They are accompanied by lies about the severity of the contamination and the extent of the health risks. The manipulations are all the easier since the radioactivity cannot be seen. Given its aging nuclear fleet, France is particularly affected by nuclear risks. Written and produced by the association CRIIRAD (Independent Research and Information Commission on RADioactivity) and directed by Cris Ubermann, the film “Invisibles Retombées” is based on the missions carried out by the CRIIRAD laboratory in Japan, to make this invisible radioactivity palpable and the consequences for the populations affected by the fallout. It reports on meetings with residents of contaminated areas and measurements of radiation levels carried out alongside them.
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