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Helevitia
5th March 2004, 23:11
I remember this incident very well. I was 14 years old. I was very scared because I lived in Hawaii and the Jet stream blows from Russia to Hawaii. Radiation levels were checked everyday while I lived there.

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/page2.html

Jon P. Inghram
5th March 2004, 23:20
Saw it on Slashdot, fascinating stuff... creepy too.

KvHagedorn
6th March 2004, 01:03
Thanks for posting that, Dave.. this is one thing people should not forget. What a sad, sad, episode that was.. and remains.

RhinoZ
6th March 2004, 06:54
Wow, and it is very sad. I've sent the link to all my friends and family. Like you said KvH "this is one thing people should not forget"
Here is Ottawa we still have the Chernobly kids. Every summer (maybe about 50-100) kids from Chernobly come over to enjoy summer life. They come to see the musems, shopping and swim around in our clean northern lakes

Again thanks for the informative post

TransformX
6th March 2004, 09:51
:(

ZokesPro
6th March 2004, 11:25
They still haven't been able to do any kind of clenaup either. I say on Discovery that they are trying to build radio controlled robots to go and start the clean of the main reactors, apparently it's still to dangerous to approach.

Chrono_Wanderer
6th March 2004, 20:41
wow, that sounds really scary. :(

DukeP
7th March 2004, 02:16
The problem with radioactivity is, that only selfregenerating items (eg living things or their equal) seems to be able to coop. Only way to "scrup" is to discard the radioactiveness itself. Humans does it quite good, actually, apart from one or two base metals that needs a little help.

Most robots are just build to "coop" with runing hot - but a lot of electronics doesnt like this.


I think the way to go is by using "bioremediation".
Engineered plants that accumulate the radioactive dust and metals. The plants can subesquently be harvested and burned, the radioactives retained by filtration and then storaged safely.

Some plants hyperaccumulate, some experiments suggets rates as high as 10.000 times the soil concentration - and mayhaps more (sunflower is one, btw).

~~DUkeP~~

The Rock
7th March 2004, 09:11
Wow. What a sobering picture-tour that was.

Chrono_Wanderer
7th March 2004, 09:13
Originally posted by DukeP
The problem with radioactivity is, that only selfregenerating items (eg living things or their equal) seems to be able to coop. Only way to "scrup" is to discard the radioactiveness itself. Humans does it quite good, actually, apart from one or two base metals that needs a little help.

Most robots are just build to "coop" with runing hot - but a lot of electronics doesnt like this.


I think the way to go is by using "bioremediation".
Engineered plants that accumulate the radioactive dust and metals. The plants can subesquently be harvested and burned, the radioactives retained by filtration and then storaged safely.

Some plants hyperaccumulate, some experiments suggets rates as high as 10.000 times the soil concentration - and mayhaps more (sunflower is one, btw).

~~DUkeP~~

unfortunately, I don't think the current government can afford that...

Helevitia
7th March 2004, 09:38
I just strolled through the pictures and captions again. I think the two captions that stick out the most for me are


oncological hospital has been working for 40 days after disaster, then head doctor died of cancer and people abandoned this hospital

and...


Actually, some people coming back to their homes and settle down, those mostly old people who do not care if they die today or tomorrow. important is to die at home.

The whole thing is almost surreal. Hard to believe it happened in my lifetime.

Chrono_Wanderer
7th March 2004, 14:16
which reminds me, i was born in the same year...

K6-III
7th March 2004, 22:26
I was almost two years old and in Moscow at the time.

My dad, as a native of the Ukraine, rushed to Kiev to help his family.

My uncle was a paramedic that came to Chernobyl to deal with the disaster...

cjolley
8th March 2004, 06:34
Originally posted by K6-III
I was almost two years old and in Moscow at the time.

My dad, as a native of the Ukraine, rushed to Kiev to help his family.

My uncle was a paramedic that came to Chernobyl to deal with the disaster...
Scary.
Are they doing OK?
chuck

K6-III
8th March 2004, 10:06
Thankfully, they're doing fine.

Duty
8th March 2004, 13:16
dead link... Site seems to be changing...

DukeP
8th March 2004, 13:23
Only first page is down, you can still go by page 3.

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/page3.html

~~DUkeP~~