“THERE IS NO GUARANTEE IT CAN NT HAPPEN HERE”

  
 
                 
 
Today is the 20th Anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine.
Spend a moment or two to remember the victims who died and those who continue to suffer and die twenty years later.
In 1986 a reactor went out of control causing an explosion which blew off the 1000 ton reactor sealing cap. Uranium rods melted and the graphite covering the reactor ignited. Radioactive products were released during the meltdown and were sucked up into the atmosphere. Some of this was deposited in this country, animals grazing in parts of cumbria are still not sold to the public.
http://www.chernobyl.info/index.php?userhash=10767129&navID=2&lID=2

 

           SAY NO TO NUCLEAR POWER

 
  
                                   
 
 
 
 Evening update:
 
Mourners have laid red carnations in the shadow of the ruins of Chernobyl reactor to mark 20 years since the world’s worst nuclear disaster devastated the site. Viktor Yushchenko, the President of Ukraine, joined the anniversary procession after attending a service in the "Chernobyl church" in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev.

Bells tolled 20 times starting at 1:23am, marking the exact time of the explosion at Reactor No.4 on April 26, 1986.

The blast killed 56 people but thousands more are thought to have died as radioactive fallout spread across Russia and Europe following the accident.

Experts believe there was 10 times more radiation released than when the atom bomb was dropped over Hiroshima in 1945.

Poisonous gasses contaminated thousands of acres of farmland across Europe including Britain, with some farms still affected two decades on.

In North Wales alone, 359 farms are still operating under radiation restrictions which limit the movement of livestock and require the regular testing of animals, soil and water.

 
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4 thoughts on ““THERE IS NO GUARANTEE IT CAN NT HAPPEN HERE”

  1. Thanks for the comment on my space today I love your photos on here looked at them twice…. lovely
    Yes I would love to do a family tree have been asked to scrapbook the things the family do know am gonna get my teeth into that soon it involves Churchill somewhere along the way…should be fun. Hope you are well
    Hugs
    Cheryl

  2. and the death toll for the disaster still goes on… so sad…
     
    As for membership to the fugly skank club, all silver surfers get full membership including all extra activities if and when they arise absolutely free of charge…lol… hmmm actually every buggar does… tsk! I knew I\’d got something wrong, coulda made a mint yet another missed opportunity…LOL
     
    have a lovely day you
     
    hugs
     
    Eth 🙂 xxx

  3. Are lessons ever learned?  As I get older I begin to think they do not!  Have a lovely day – I will look for some blondes for you:)   In the meantime you will have to do with that dizzy friend of mine the \’fugly skank\’ founder. lol  <hugs> xxx 

  4. Blessings to all folk affected by mans stupidity, eh? Thanks for reminding us of this and similar disasters .Earthspirit.P.s your photos are lovely.

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