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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 09:51 PM

Chernobyl at 26

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Source: Bloomberg



Chernobyl at 26
- Apr 26, 2012 3:10 PM ET
Beware


The world's worst nuclear accident occurred 26 years ago -- on April 26, 1986 -- at Chernobyl's reactor No. 4. The unprecedented inadvertent release of radiation was compounded by inaction: The Soviet Union didn't disclose the accident until after the radiation cloud was detected in Sweden, and even then failed to warn of the scale of the disaster. In that time, residents of Ukraine, Belarus and beyond went about their lives, ignorant of the radioactive dust descending upon them.

Award-winning American photographer Joseph Sywenkyj over the years traveled several times on assignment to the Chernobyl 30-kilometer (about 19 miles in radius) exclusion zone, creating these images.



Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-04-26/chernobyl-at-26.html

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RobertEarl Apr 2012 OP
izquierdista Apr 2012 #1
RobertEarl Apr 2012 #2
Hestia Apr 2012 #3
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #4
countryjake Apr 2012 #5
saras Apr 2012 #6
happerbolic Apr 2012 #7
oilpro2 Apr 2012 #8
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #9

Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. Some journalist hasn't revised his copy....

 

Still using superlatives from two years ago. Since then, there has been a new set of superlatives thrown into the mix.

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:14 PM

2. Yeah?

How about a story of one million deaths caused by Chernobyl?

Would Bloomberg ever print that story, ya think?

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:22 AM

3. Has anyone ever visited this site? It's been around for quite awhile

It was created by a girl in Russia who took her motorcycle into Chernobyl and surrounding areas and took pictures back in 2004.

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

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Response to Hestia (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:17 AM

4. I started looking for this when I read the Headline.

 

I followed her up until 2007. Touching and eerie.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:22 AM

5. I love this woman's narrative!

Thank you so much for sharing the link to her site!

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Response to Hestia (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:33 PM

7. Stunning and incredible work that rebel...

 

...tyke has achieved! Journals done this well are such priceless treasures to have throughout time

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:18 PM

8. PBS TV network did a NATURE special on this area this week

 

Check local times on your PBS station for replays this weekend.

They are studying the wildlife, wolves, bison, etc in the area.

Evidently only a small percentage of the wildlife are showing any ill-effects of radiation, (less than 10%), and most live quite ideal lives in what is now a man-made "unnatural" but "natural" wilderness.

Lots of science and film footage, well worth a view.

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:39 PM

9. Sorry, locking

This is not breaking news, it is a feature piece, would be really appropriate for Good Reads Forum

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