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Creepy but interesting: aftermath of Chernobyl

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Underseer, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Underseer

    Underseer IncGamers Member

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    Creepy but interesting: aftermath of Chernobyl

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

    We got so little information about the actual disaster, since the Iron Curtain was still up when it happened, so much of the information here is new to me. Not exactly light-hearted fare.
     
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    Definately an interesting read. Her english is pretty good but i take it it's not her first language.
     
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    Damn.
    That's really sad.
     
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    Interesting pictoral of the city. It's impressive what nuclear technology can do, but tremendously scary at the results of how it can go bad. This was a nuclear reactor accident which has left this town a ghost town. Could any of you imagine the devastation any sort of nuclear war would have on this planet?

    Some very very scary thoughts.
     
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    Great link, Underseer. That's some very haunting pics and discussion, and amazing to see. It almost makes me want to go there and experience it. Terribly sad, too. It's almost like a memorial to the Cold War.
     
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    Very sad. However, I've heard the term 'Iron Curtain' but what does it mean, or what was it?
     
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    Wow that was a very interesting read.
     
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    The "Iron Curtain" referred to the closed communist society of the USSR before it broke up. If you want to find out a ton of information on it, Google it and you'll pull up a gazillion hits. It's some interesting information and a great history lesson to be honest.
     
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    really cool story...but yea, tis creepy
     
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    Nice. Yes, it sounds very appealing to me, I am very interested in Russian history.
     
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    Despite what the Soviets did in hiding the issue and evacuating the whole city, looking back, it has preserved Cherynobyl for all time. It's like getting a glimpse back into the past, of a time that one can never return to. The fact that people left their things there really gives a glimpse to how life was.

    It's quite disconcerting, really.
     
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    I was a kid during the Cold War, and I remember some Soviet diplomat making fun of Americans who protested nuclear power plants. He then went on to sing the praises of nuclear power and dismiss all environmental and safety concerns as being "anti-progress" or something like that. He almost sounded like an ideologue for nuclear power.

    This struck me as unusual because any time Soviet diplomats commented on controversial issues in the U.S. they always sided with the protestors. This was the one time I remember them doing the opposite. All of this made me wonder who was arguing about what back at the Kremlin.

    I thought of him the moment I first heard about Chernobyl.
     
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    I've read a number of things about Chernobyl, including first-hand accounts of people dying of radiation poisioning in hospitals and helicopter pilots sent to hover of the burned through reactor, and that is the most eerie account. Almost like a movie, yet you know its real.

    I hope she doesn't do that too often; the sarcophagus has been degrading quite a bit in recent years. If that thing collapses, another very radioactive cloud might come up and kill another hundred thousand or so.
     
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    thanks for posting this.. it was very interesting, and i enjoyed being able to read it (not in a happy way)

    i've always found stuff like this very interesting :)
     

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