Chernobyl revisited

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    Chernobyl 25 years on...
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    Chernobyl is still an environmental disaster: scientists
    Tue, Apr 19, 2011 - NO BRAINER:A scientific study found that in areas with high radiation levels, birds were likely to have brains 5% smaller than those in low-level areas
     
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    Just build a big ol' dome over it an' fergit about it...
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    World Pledges $780 Million for New Shell for Chernobyl Nuclear Plant
    April 19, 2011 - The Fukushima factor reaches around the world to help raise funds for a new containment shell for the stricken nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, Ukraine.
     
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    Guess who is footin' the bill for sealing Chernobyl reactor?...

    30 Years After Chernobyl Disaster, an Arch Rises to Seal Melted Reactor
    25 Apr.`16 — Enter the Chernobyl zone, and you might expect the worst: Security guards at a checkpoint 19 miles away from the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident scan departing vehicles for signs of radiation, as wolfish strays linger around the checkpoint.
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    US Pledges $10 Million to Chernobyl Survivors
    April 25, 2016 - The United States pledged $10 million to aid those affected by the fallout of the Chernobyl disaster, as Ukraine marks the 30th anniversary of what is described as the world's worst nuclear accident.
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    Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

    Apr 25,`16 -- On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.
     
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    Containment facility placed over Chernobyl reactor...

    Chernobyl shelter safely placed over exploded reactor
    Wednesday 30th November, 2016 - A massive shelter has finally been installed over the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world.

     
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    There is a reality show called "River Monsters" featuring extreme angler Jeremy Wade who fishes sites around the world for dangerous and interesting game. Wade obtained permission to fish in the Chernobyl ponds inside the condemned area and documented the results. The film crew showed the abandoned city and they wore radiation badges. You would have expected Wade's first bite to produce a two headed monster but all the fish he caught appeared to be normal. It should be noted that the incredible intentional destruction of a beautiful tropical wilderness during the Truman administration at Bikini Island resulted in a relatively normal sea life today but some land areas are sill unsafe for human habitation. God knows how many American Servicemen died from the lingering effects when they were used in Atomic tests during the 40's but the media wasn't interested and still isn't.
     
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    So, should we be checking the radiation levels of the homes where Hillary voters live? :dunno:
     

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