Radiation-contaminated areas in the United States

Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, U.S.

In the summer of 1991 I started my field study in the environs of nuclear power plant Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, which suffered through a near atomic disaster on March 26, 1979. Thousands of people were irradiated, but they were only notified two days after the incident, and even then only 2,500 children and pregnant women were evacuated. After the accident many people suffered from a kind of sunburn, lost their hair and teeth, and died many years later of cancer. Their suffering as a consequence of the accident is still not recognized. [ 3 ]


Ambush bug near Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania
Watercolor, New Cumberland 1991
Ventral: the left side front foot is damaged


Ambush Bug from Hill / Hess Road, USA