remembering chernobyl

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    The twenty year anniversary of chernobyl is approaching - though seemingly forgotten by many - here are a couple of moving tributes to this sad event.

    The famous 'kid of speed' doco on chernobyl
    http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html

    Warning - some pictures here may be a bit too graphic for some:
    http://www.pixelpress.org/chernobyl/index.html

    It would be interesting to hear opinions from east europeans point of view of this disaster - there are probably a few on this forum that in some way were directly affected by the fallout.
     
  2. Mitica100

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    While I was not affected by it (I was already here, in the US), my mother was. She lived quite far from Cherobyl but there were radioactive clouds that were pushed into Romania by the weather events. There were many people affected by these clouds, in a way or another. My mom has been ill for about a year and a half after the incident, had numerous lesions on her face and received medicine (at no cost) to address that. Eventually it went away.
     
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    Wow, sobering stuff. The first story is very interesting - sounds like a scary place!

    Rob
     
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    and imagine that I was 1 month and about 3 weeks old then...
     
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    That first link I think is the same one my boyfriend showed me quite a while back...it's very interesting.
     
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    I love the "Kid of Speed" documentary. It is a great read. Highly recommended
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Agree...it's a bit long, but very interesting.
     
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    I read all of the links this morning, first thing ... I'm just now trying to post something and I still don't know what to say ...

    It was a horrible event, but the shocking part is the number of years they speak of for things to be somewhat 'normal' again. Hundreds ... in some cases, thousands.

    Reminds me of the sad ending to AI ... though this event was real.
     
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    Very sad.

    20 years goes by fast. Does not seem like that long ago.

    I remember a few of the helicopter pilots who dumped sand into the dome were brought to Seattle for treatment at one of the cancer centers.

    All the firefighters, soldiers, medical people, and workers who were there at the start are all dead now. All those poor people still suffering.

    Very sad.
     
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    Please look at these photos
    and sign this petition if you do not want UN to spend it's resources in promoting nuclear power.
     
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    ...it's sad....that whole disaster is sad...it's said that the world can't realise that this was twenty years
     

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