Steve Mullin (29 Oct 2013)
"Chernobyl, Wormwood, Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean"

When the Bible mentions wormwood, I've been pondering what it is referring to. The following from Wikipedia shows the main passage that mentions it:
Although the word wormwood appears several times in the Old Testament, translated from the Hebrew term לענה (la'anah), its only clear reference as a named entity occurs in the New Testament, in the book of Revelation: "The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many died from the water, because it was made bitter."

The verse above seems to point to a single meteor or comet (a great star), but how could one meteor even if it's miles wide fall on 1/3 of all rivers? Doesn’t seem to read that it has an effect on 1/3 of all rivers, but that it falls on 1/3 of them. Is it one star that breaks up into millions of pieces falling all over the world? Or maybe it's the debris field of a comet such as Ison?  There is another part of Revelation that mentions “something like a mountain” being thrown into the sea. If that event is close as the body of Christ generally believes it is, what astronomical event would it be associated with?
But then I remembered reading somewhere that Chernobyl is actually translated to the word wormwood. So if the disaster mentioned in Revelation equates to wormwood and it affects 1/3 of the rivers and springs of water, was wondering if nuclear war or radiation from a nuclear plant (Fukushima) would at least partially be the reason for the contamination. After reading about Fukushima's radioactive water that's been flowing into the Pacific since March 2011, seems like there could be a correlation between that nuclear plant disaster and the effect that it will have on the water--potentially disastrous beyond what most are reporting.
Steve M