quote: But still even chernobyl resultet in a relatively "local" pollution compaired to the worldwide effects of CFC gases and co2 pollution.
quote: Outside of the immediate area around Chernobyl, no one received a radiation dose that was any way, shape, or form harmful.
quote: if you have any info on contamination in Belarus or Ukraine, to please pass it my way
quote: Russian officials sending the army men remove some things near the reactor area, and instead of masks they only had a piece of cloth to filter the air
quote: I attended graduate school in Moscow, not that long after the Chernobyl incident, actually.
quote: that's the problem with isotypes like cesium-137
quote: nuclear technology is the key to saving the earth.
quote: yeah but the dark side of nuclear engery is the key of blowing up the world.
Be aware that Chernobyl had BOTH failsafes for cooling and control rods.
quote: Even if you built a Chernobyl-style reactor in the middle of downtown Manhattan, operated it with a team of chimpanzees, and gave al Qaeda all the access codes, you wouldn't get "millions dead" from an accident.
quote: If you define safety as the lowest number of expected fatalities-- it isn't. Each risk is minor...but when summed across the vast scale required for commercial generation of solar power, its the least safe of all.
quote: Well, that's blatant ignorance. Russian Space Station Mir outlived its expected lifespand by a factor of three (3) ...
quote: nuclear technology is a lot safer then it was 15 years ago