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Chernobyl revisited


{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.


{Nature_and_Environment.16.2}: Kai Hagen {kai} Mon, 05 Apr 2004 09:50:07 CDT (HTML)

Dawn: I just changed the topic title from "A Chernobyl visitor's website" to the current one, hoping that a somewhat more general title might increase the use of the topic.

I read the following in Orion the other day, and found they have an abridged version on the web.

"Jeremiad for Belarus" by Hope Burwell

"Revisiting the accident that could "never happen here." Eighteen years after the Chernobyl disaster, radiation continues its deadly work."


{Nature_and_Environment.16.3}: Glen Marks {wotan} Thu, 08 Apr 2004 23:08:47 CDT (3 lines)

Upcoming tv program featuring author of new book on 3 Mile Island:


{Nature_and_Environment.16.4}: Glen Marks {wotan} Mon, 26 Apr 2004 23:08:42 CDT (3 lines)

News item today on Chernobyl:


{Nature_and_Environment.16.5}: Kai Hagen {kai} Tue, 27 Apr 2004 12:08:36 CDT (HTML)

Please add a comment or a short excerpt describing the content of the many links (and link-only) you post, Glen.


{Nature_and_Environment.16.6}: Eva Kulda {ovi} Sat, 08 May 2004 07:36:07 CDT (HTML)

Thanks, Glen.

Actually, one of my students visited Chernobyl last summer.

His church is putting money together so that a new children's hospital can be built, and he, Matthias, with his experience in the construction business, volunteered to lend a helping hand.

It turned out to be a very moving experience for him.

After all, he's only 15 years of age, but he's a very special kind of person.

I'll see if I can get him to write about his experience. It'll take a lot of coaxing on my part, I think, but maybe...


{Nature_and_Environment.16.7}: Glen Marks {wotan} Fri, 28 May 2004 15:53:43 CDT (17 lines)

Upcoming tv program on Chernobyl on the HISTORY cable channel:

  2 Days That Shook the World
  Fermi's Chain Reaction/Chernobyl
   Tune In:
Tuesday, June 1 @ 10am ET/PT

Atomic power was to be the energy of the one had
considered the possibility of an accidental nuclear disaster. Two
days, more than any other, reflect the positive benefits and
terrifying possibilities of harnessing the colossal power of the
atom. December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a team of physicists at the
University of Chicago trigger the first controlled nuclear chain
reaction; April 26, 1968, a routine test at Chernobyl power station
turns into the world's worst nuclear disaster.


{Nature_and_Environment.16.8}: Glen Marks {wotan} Fri, 18 Jun 2004 19:43:18 CDT (4 lines)

A Vermont nuclear plant has just been shut down after a fire:



{Nature_and_Environment.16.9}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Fri, 18 Jun 2004 22:14:51 CDT (HTML)

What's your opinion about nuclear power Glen? And what do you think about that article?


{Nature_and_Environment.16.10}: Glen Marks {wotan} Sun, 27 Jun 2004 22:11:05 CDT (4 lines)

"Nuclear Industry Still Haunted by Chernobyl":



{Nature_and_Environment.16.11}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Mon, 28 Jun 2004 01:34:41 CDT (HTML)

I don't consider that much of an answer to my question Glen. How about answering and discussing the issue? If you aren't interested in doing that then I ask you to refrain from postering the place with links.


{Nature_and_Environment.16.12}: Kai Hagen {kai} Tue, 29 Jun 2004 09:59:06 CDT (HTML)

Links should be posted to enhance and supplement discussions, rather than replacing them.


{Nature_and_Environment.16.13}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Tue, 29 Jun 2004 15:45:35 CDT (HTML)



{Nature_and_Environment.16.14}: Jeffery Watson {wasquit} Thu, 08 Jul 2004 00:54:30 CDT (16 lines)

Tom ease off Glen what if he wants to plead the fifth! I am sure it
is his right!

 Did it occur to you he may not speak the language , he may be shy ,
iliterate? his links are very factual no bullshit and support a
specific pattern of views.

  Maybe he's smarter and skips through the bull right to an
authoritative published viewpoint..

   It's a free society that is hard for control freaks to accept..
This I can understand and appreciate  !!!!!

 P.S nucleur power sucks it is not cost effective ,dangerous beyond
comprehension , cannot be stored and the tax payer picks up the tab
in the end once it is all spent !!!


{Nature_and_Environment.16.15}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Thu, 08 Jul 2004 20:58:43 CDT (HTML)

Jeff, if you'd like to talk about this please e-mail me through the link in my bio. I won't engage in a meta discussion about it in here.


{Nature_and_Environment.16.16}: Jeffery Watson {wasquit} Fri, 09 Jul 2004 14:20:04 CDT (6 lines)

Fair enough !!

  If its not good enough for everyones eyes than I don't need to see
a reason ....Thanks for acknowledging I am sure you have your reasons

 It is now moot to me and I shall drop it !!!


{Nature_and_Environment.16.17}: {telliot} Fri, 09 Jul 2004 17:00:02 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by telliot Fri, 09 Jul 2004 17:00:29 CDT}


{Nature_and_Environment.16.18}: for Jeff {telliot} Fri, 09 Jul 2004 17:00:42 CDT (HTML)


{Nature_and_Environment.16.19}: Jeffery Watson {wasquit} Fri, 09 Jul 2004 17:50:36 CDT (1 line)



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