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Chernobyl revisited

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{Nature_and_Environment.16.1}: choficon {choficon} Sun, 28 Mar 2004 22:46:30 CST (27 lines)

An interesting link. It's the website of a Ukrainian woman who likes
to ride her motorcycle in the Chernobyl area.

I found this site both chilling and strangely compelling. To see how
the world looks without humans; the animals running free and
civilizations deteriorating debris lying in the dust. It's like
something out of The Stand.

And yet it's very sad too. Humans don't seem to be able to learn
from their mistakes fast enough to save themselves. The "it can't
happen here" mentality is just too prevalent, IMO. But this really
could happen anyplace in the US given some bad luck (or a
terrorist's bomb).

I'm extremely concerned for the young lady who keeps driving her
motorcycle through this dead zone. Isn't she risking life and limb
by repeated exposure to so much radiation? Yikes! I wish I had her e-
mail so I could discuss this with her.

It is food for thought, when we consider rebuilding new nuclear
power plants. It is very long (many pages of pictures) but worth the
trip. At one point there are some Prejavalsky (sp?) horses that now
run wild there.

Take a look.

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html

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