Chernobyl disaster: Ukraine marks 30th anniversary

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The meltdown at the Soviet plant was the worst nuclear disaster in history.

Chernobyl disaster: Ukraine marks 30th anniversary - BBC News
The Sirens were sounded at the same moment as the first explosion at the reactor, in the early hours of 26 April 1986.

An uncontrolled reaction blew the roof off, spewing out a cloud of radioactive material which drifted into other parts of the USSR, including Russia and Belarus, and northern Europe.

Relatives of those who died attended candle-lit vigils at several churches, including at Slavutych, a town built to re-house workers who lived near the nuclear plant. A series of events are being held throughout the day.

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Chernobyl disaster: Ukraine marks 30th anniversary ecp

Chernobyl 30 Years Later: ARCHIVE VIDEO:
Those Who Live in Its Shadow Still Suffer

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Former Soviet Union is Damaged in 1986

“We have the impression that they would rather that we had just gone already,” said Nadezhda Makarevich. Makarevich was evacuated from Pripyat, the town closest to the reactor. On the morning after the explosion, she was washing her windows. Not alerted by the Soviet authorities, she inhaled fallout, suffering radioactive burns on her lungs.


Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant
will remain a threat for 3,000 years

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the area, deemed uninhabitable for the next 3000 years, continues to house plant workers and provides a brief glimpse of the chaos left behind for curious tourists.

☛ 30 years since Chernobyl may seem like a long time,
but it’s really just the start

☛ Below reactor’s ruins
is a 2,000-ton radioactive mass that can’t be removed

☛ How do you protect a site
for as long a time as Western civilization has existed?


Chernobyl at 30: How Attempts to Contain the Radiation Failed
Trains full of contaminated meat roamed the USSR for years, leaving a trail of radioactivity, looking for a town willing to accept the cargo.

A week after the accident, Soviet officials announced that they were evacuating a 30-km. zone around the plant. Farmers on state-owned collective farms populated most of this area. In Ukraine, as truckers came in to evacuate rural families, they also loaded 50,000 head of cows, sheep and goats onto flatbed trucks. Most of these animals had remained outdoors after the accident, grazing on contaminated grass under clouds of radioactive gases. Half of the animals were too contaminated to keep, and 25,000 were sent immediately to slaughterhouses.

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Hemp 'Eats' Chernobyl Waste 02/13/01
The blast heavily contaminated agricultural lands in a 30 km radius around the reactor. The few people still living there must monitor their food and water for radiation. However the combination of a new technology (phytoremediation) and an old crop (industrial hemp) may offer the Ukraine a way to decontaminate it's radioactive soil.

How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation
From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster


30 years after Chernobyl,
drones take you on a VR tour of the silent city CNET

The abandoned city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine is shrouded in layers of radioactive dust and remains dangerous today. However, you can visit in virtual reality.

Ultimate corporate bailout - Price Anderson - nukes on welfare
A recent 2011 property value study of property values within the 50 miles radius of Indian Point is $8.5 trillion. Under the Price Anderson Act Indian Point is only insured for $12 billion. That is only .15% coverage.

Clearly that is not adequate insurance. Yet insurance companies made a decision at the birth of the nuclear industry that they would not insure it - as it to risky.

So Price Anderson was enacted and continues to be renewed by Congress after Congress and is the ultimate government bailout or subsidy. In essence the United States Taxpayers are the insurers for privately owned highly profitable nuclear plants. An interesting form of capitalism seems to be at work in the nuclear industry: privatize profits and socialize liabilities.

After Fukushima can America as a nation afford to insure Indian Point and the 103 other nuclear plants?

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Chernobyl disaster
Chernobyl) was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the city of Pripyat, then located in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR). An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe.

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DdC's picture
Mar. 22, 2012 12:39 am


What's with all this ancient Chernobyl crap, like stuck in the 80's or what. Why do you never post anything about the giant and ongoing Gulf Oil spills? Right in your backyard. Like drinking and eating carcinogenic oil do ya?

Jun. 17, 2015 11:41 am

Maybe when you learn to read you can see that it is the 30th anniversary and that now we have dozens in similar conditions ready to join the Ukrainians with meltdowns. All while the most frothing at the mouth drug worriers in Russia are growing Hemp while in the land of the pee test farmers are going bankrupt. Or you might try posting something yourself and not get all sweaty over my post. You see I'm an American and I post what ever the hell I please. If that's not OK with you, fuck off. I simply don't care what you want. Now if you ever have something to add maybe I'll see something in you worth wasting time on. As of now, yawn, you're very boring.

As for oil spills, Cannabis can reduce all fossil fools poisons. Replace coal burning steel auto bodies. replace the fuel used to drill ores with Hemp biomass or biodiesel. Hemp plastic instead of crud from the mid east. Hemp clothing instead of chemical poisons on cotton, aborting pre-babies in the Bible Belt.

BP is no different than the Valdeze as long as Sarah Palins are doing lap dances for Exxon or Bo Jangles cuddling with BP. Both are paid by tax payers who don't have off shore accounts to dodge their responsibility. BP and the politicians decided it was better to reduce their fines from recovered oil. So they dispersed the oil with chemical dispersants to break it down to avoid the skimmers. Meaning saving $100k per barrel of recovered oil. The oil remains on the floor and in the streams and wetlands, marshes and beaches. But hey, BP got off and Haliburton Teflon comes through again as it did when they were busted for selling Asbestos 20 years after finding it to be carcinogenic.

Valdeze spill is topping $100M and 99 cents on the dollar is also paid by workers, not from the $32T stashed in Cayman Island accounts. Or maybe the frankenfud that the most nutritionally complete food source could provide if not for the politically correct Green Weenies. Or the Ganja treating the side effects of radiation leaks or the cancer from it. Or the poisons from deregulating Koch paper mill waste into the river upstream from communities. Hemp paper requires no chlorine or clear cutting trees.

Dairy cattle and beef using water for the grain or grass and what they drink. hemp milk doesn't or does the protein in hemp seed. Almonds take 25 gallons of water for each nut while Greek yogurt takes 90 gallons per container. Maybe pass on the Starbucks 50 gallons of water for each Latte. Nestles 800M gallons a year sold during a drought. Crud oil clothing or hemp blends from Lingerie to blue jeans and shirts without wars protecting vested ignorance. All posted at one time or another so getting your panties in a bunch won't change a thing.

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As I have also posted. The entire Democratic platform could be done better with Cannabis replacing the status weird shit. But it has to make it onto the front burner and the chicken littlest are also vested in the corporatists pollutant products. If you can't figure it out. They live in a logic free world where ends justify means regardless of how silly it is. Monsanto sprays poisons so Searle Pharmaceuticals can sell treatments. Crude oil as you mumbled is a $90B cancer factory why would they cure that? Or the upswing in Neurological damage that might be brought back into parameters with Ganja, or stop the seizures at the least. But the politically correct cowards can't risk being labeled soft on some drugs. The prohibition itself is a Trillion dollar business with perks like cheap houses from forfeitures and confiscated Christmas presents and cash. Bloated budgets and Bearcats for every copshop while schools close down due to lack of funding. The infrastructure concrete homegrown with hempcrete instead of tax dodgers tearing it up while not chipping in to fix it. Cannabis not only treats Chernobyl contamination it can replace the power generated with a Hemp battery and solar power. Starving babies and illegal food is PC dysfunction while Hilzy joins the banksters to keep it flowing. Next!

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DdC's picture
Mar. 22, 2012 12:39 am

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