Author and environmentalist Andrew Blackwell found in man’s disaster a shining desolate place that humans had vacated, and now returned to nature.
July 14, 2012
Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, author and environmentalist Andrew Blackwell heralded the beauty of Chernobyl, a man-made disaster, now a wasteland, where he found a shining desolate place that humans had vacated, and now returned to nature.
Part of a ‘love letter to pollution,’ Blackwell’s discusses his [...]
The following is an article recommended by respected Dr Helen Caldicott. It talks about the genesis and development of the nuclear energy industry out of the nuclear arms race between Russia and America, the inculcation of the belief that nuclear energy is safe, and the fatal mistakes and practices that lead to the avoidable disaster that is bankrupting Japan.
With other countries looking to grow their energy usage, nuclear energy is an option [...]
At Chernobyl there was a fire, an explosion and radioactive material was exploded and ejected over miles. They used 600,000 liquidators to pickup much of this radioactive material.
Sure at this point the Tera-Becquerels were reported higher at Chernobyl, however, much of the release was picked up. No doubt, Europe was blasted with radiation nevertheless.
At nuclear test sites from the 1950′s the fish around there are still [...]
By Jon Herskovitz
TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) – Japan may build robots to play the violin, run marathons and preside over weddings, but it has not deployed any of the machines to help repair its crippled reactors.
While robots are commonplace in the nuclear power industry, with EU engineers building one that can climb walls through radioactive fields, the electric power company running Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has not deployed any for [...]