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He has photographed the nuclear damage from the Semiparatinsk test site in Russia, uranium mining in India, and depleted uranium shells. While involving himself on the issues of disarmament and nuclear weapons, he has witnessed the enormous damage done to nature by radioactivity, and has continued taking photographs of people throughout the world suffering nuclear-related damage.
This is a special cemetery that was built for children, in the city of Basra in southern Iraq, where ground fighting took place during the Gulf War.
The number of graves grows day by day, and there is no longer anywhere to stand.
In the nearby square, chirdren are engrossed in a game of soccer.
Uranium mining began three decades ago in Jadogoda Village, Bihar State. There was no concern at all for the environment, the villagers bathed and washed their clothes in the water that was contaminated by wastewater from the mines and from the slag that was dumped near the dam.
There are high rates of cancer, leukemia, and birth defects among the villagers and the miners.
The Indian government declared the area an offlimit zone, and restricts foreigners from entering.
In 1953,the Soviet Union's first hydrogen bomb test was conducted.At the time,42 men from Kaynar Village were told by the military to remain in the village.On the morning of the test,the men were gathered on a hill behind the village office.They witnessed a huge orange flash,followed by a mushroom cloud. After some time,the village was covered by a black cloud,and"ashes of death"rained down.The men died one after the other,of skin cancer,leukemia,and gastric cancer. Mr.Eleogaze,aged 64,is the only survivor among the 42 men. Today,he suffers from internal diseases and skin cancer.