Nuclear power plants in Switzerland

I started with a systematic research project around nuclear power plants in Switzerland and detected terribly crippled insects. These studies were later expanded to Europe and the USA.
After my studies in Chernobyl fallout areas in Sweden and Ticino, I had become more and more skeptical about scientific assertions concerning the innocuousness of nuclear power plants. I believed that more thorough research was called for in this region, which has four nuclear power plants Leibstadt, Gösgen, Beznau I and II, as well as the nuclear research plant Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), all situated within a stretch of 30 kilometers. I started to document my findings with watercolors of the deformed insects. This work — and the strongly negative response I received from the biologists with whom I had worked for 25 years — encouraged me to continue this work in other parts of Europe and the U.S. [ 3 ] [ 4 ]


Tree bug, Paul Scherrer Institute
Watercolor, Zürich 1990
Right tip of the neck plate is flattened


Tree Bug from within Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland