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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 10:33 AM
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Another Chernobyl in Russia?
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/03/19/russia.mine/...

Oh sorry. These deaths are Russian coal deaths. Too bad that they're not related to nuclear power, since it follows that they will get about 20 minutes of attention as opposed to 20 years.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 10:39 AM
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1. Great. More greenhouse gases have been released.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 10:48 AM
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2. Are you a fan of nuclear power, perhaps?
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 11:22 AM
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3. Absolutely.
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 08:44 PM
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4. My these deaths were uninteresting.
You know there was radon in those mines.

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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-20-07 09:07 AM
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5. Death toll now standing at 106 (according to the BBC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6469339.stm

> Virtually the whole of the mine's management died in the blast.
> A British engineer was also among the dead.
> Rescuers described a scene of utter devastation, with collapsed
> and flooded mineshafts and bodies ripped apart.
> ...
> There were thought to be about 200 miners working in the mine
> when the methane exploded.
> There were conflicting reports as to whether the rescue teams
> had managed to make contact with any of the missing miners.
> "We just hope that they are alive," said one miner taking part
> in the rescue operation, his face caked with coal dust.

Most telling ...
> But the Ulyanovskaya mine was opened only four-and-a-half years
> ago and Governor Tuleyev said the mine had been fitted with modern
> equipment.

... obviously not including geiger counters to detect the pending
nuclear explosion that poisoned ... ah ... ok, it's just coal ...
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