Items tagged with: Chernobyl
Chernobyl now: 'I was not afraid of radiation' – a photo essay | The Guardian
Photographer Tom Skipp visited Chernobyl and nearby Pripyat, its replacement town Slavutych, and the abandoned sites of the region – meeting the people behind the disaster: from the liquidators who worked at the fallout site, to the resettlers and the community who live and work in the area now#photography #PhotoJournalism #PhotoEssay #Chernobyl
Fukushima Mon Amour…50+ Patents to reduce Radioactivity… Keep Liquid Nitrogen & Dry CO2 handy to smother the Fire,shock-cool the Corium,and form Nitrides and Carbonates (It worked @ Chernobyl-- but Tepco-Yakuza would rather save face than Life, so tough faeces, Japan-Pacific Ocean-Earth – from Magna BSP-Mossad-Stuxnet-NSA-Illuminazi-General Electric with Hate & Omnicide ! )
Here are several dozen methods to reduce the radioactivity of Nuclear Waste :
( # 1 ) “Brown’s Gas” –
Proven to reduce nuclear radiation up to 96% within minutes :
"… Directing the flame at Cobalt-60 radiation was reduced by 70% in the sample… Directing the flame at Americium the radiation was reduced 96%…"
Aug 24,1991,China’s Baotou Nuclear Institute released a Report # 202,“The Results of Experiments to Dispose of Radiation Materials by Brown’s Gas”,which establishes that experimentation on Cobalt 60 radiation source decreased radiation by about 50% or half-life of radiation,but sometimes more radiation is decreased which needs investigation of possibilities for decreasing more of the radiation in single treatments of exposure to Brown’s Gas flame, lasting only a few minutes, in the samples as described in the table below.
First Experiment Second Experiment
Source Intensity 580 millirads/hour 115 - 120 millirads/hour
After Treatment 220 - 240 millirads/hour 42 millirads/hour
"In another test conducted by Yull Brown before a public audience including U.S. Congressman Hon. Berkeley Bedell with a committee responsible in this area of concern, the experiment ran as follows as reported by the press:
_ "Using a slice of radioactive Americium … Brown melted it together on a brick with small chunks of steel and Aluminum … After a couple of minutes under the flame, the molten metals sent up an instant flash in what Brown says is the reaction that destroys the radioactivity. Before the heating and mixing with the other metals, the Americium, made by the decay of an isotope of Plutonium, registered 16,000 curies [ sic; counts? ] per minute of radiation. Measured afterward by the [Geiger Counter], the mass of metals read less than 100 curies [ sic; counts? ] per minute, about the same as the background radiation in the laboratory where Brown was working._
"This experiment indicated a reduction of radiation in the order of over 99% (to about 0.00625 of original level) – in less than 5 minutes, with minimal handling."The Hon. Berkeley Bedell has reported, "it has been my good pleasure to witness experiments done by Prof. Yull Brown in which it appeared to me that he significantly reduced the radioactivity in several nuclear materials. Under the circumstances, I believe it is very important for our federal government to completely investigate Dr. Yull Brown’s accomplishments in this area."
_ "Aug 6,1992,almost a year after the Chinese nuclear report,Prof. Brown made a special demonstration to a team of 5 San Francisco field office observers from the United States Department of Energy,at the request of the Hon. Berkeley Bedell.Cobalt 60 was treated and resulted in a drop of Geiger readings from 1,000 counts to 40, resulting in radioactive waste residue of about 0.04 of the original level. Apprehensive that somehow the radioactivity might have been dispersed into the ambient environment, the official requested the California Department of Health Services to inspect the premises. The health services crew found no radioactivity in the air resulting from this demonstration nor from another repeat demonstration held for their benefit._
"Other demonstrations, measured with under more sophisticated protocol and instrumentation have been made before Japanese nuclear experts,including four scientists from Toshiba and Mitsui (Cobalt 60 of 24,000 mR/hr with one treatment to 12,000 mR/hr). The Japanese scientists were so excited by what they saw that they immediately purchased a generator and air shipped it to Japan. Most of these generators (producing up to 4,000 litres/hour/2.4 water at 0.45 MPa with power requirements ranging from 0.66 kW up to 13.2 kW) are marketed for their superior welding and brazing qualities, costing between $ 2,000 and $ 17,000. Some units have been used for the decontamination of radioactive materials since 1991. In general, Brown’s Gas generators produce between 300 and 340 litres of Brown’s Gas per 1 kW energy DC current approximately and one litre of water produces 1.866.6 approximately litres of gas.
A generator which produces 10,000 litres per hour has been built specifically for the reduction of nuclear waste…"
#fukishima #radiation #chernobyl #USA #CHINA #JAPAN #PATENTS #BROWN #GAS #CONSPIRACY #DISINFORMATION
After Chernobyl : The Nuclear Suicide Squad....In 1986 Professor Sir Frederick Warner created Volunteers for Ionising Radiation, a platoon of over-65s who would help in a British nuclear disaster
Professor Sir Frederick Warner (born 31 March 1910; died 3 July 2010) was a leading authority on chemical risk management and nuclear safety. He led the first international team into the ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Soviet Ukraine. On April 26 1986, accidental explosions at Reactor 4 threw up a cloud of radiation stretching from Ukraine to Scandinavia. The disaster killed many and damaged thousands of lives. The USSR’s response was deeply flawed. Thousands of ill-equipped workers were sent in to fight the fires and bury the reactor. They were exposed to lethal levels of radiation. Contaminated farm produce was harvested, repackaged and sold as fit for human consumption. Warner wanted the UK to be better prepared. He wanted to set up a ‘suicide squad’ of skilled volunteers to enter the danger zone and save the day.
#Chernobyl #Nuclear #Suicide #Radiation #Ukraine #reactor #russia #UK
The truth about Chernobyl?
I saw it with my own eyes…
Kim Willsher reported on the world’s worst nuclear disaster from the Soviet Union. HBO’s TV version only scratches the surface, she says.
- A short distance from the power plant, scientists showed us pine saplings grown from seeds from the nearby “red forest” where the trees glowed after absorbing radiation and had to be dug up and buried.
- The Soviets were not the only ones who lied. France’s authorities hid information about the radioactive cloud over its territory.
- Hans Blix, then director general of the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA)– still accused of minimising the dangers following the catastrophe– released a statement that settlements around Chernobyl would “be safe for residents” before long.
- Years before the catastrophe, a KGB report highlighted flaws in the RBMK reactor.
#Chernobyl #Soviet #nuclear #NuclearPower #USSR #RBMK #KGB #radioactive #radiation #government #lies #disaster #France #Atomic #IAEA #Blix #energy #deaths #cancer #BirthDefects
Think I may watch it again in due course as I feel some scenes/characters passed me by and would benefit from a second viewing.
Anyone who is not freaked out about Trump's appointing ass-kissing, bribing know-nothings to run vital federal government agencies should watch the HBO miniseries Chernobyl. You'll see exactly what happens when you have dunderheads in charge when disaster strikes.
"What is the cost of lies?"#TVseries #HBO #entertainment #Chernobyl
Poster Credit: By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60690271
Chernobyl shines again as a solar farm
If you can't harvest crops, why not harvest the sun?
On April 26, 1986, a dark cloud was cast upon the autonomous city of Pripyat and Chernobyl Raion, a now-vanquished administrative district just south of the Ukraine-Belarus border.
While that figurative darkness will likely never fully dissipate, the sun itself has never stopped shining on the 1,000-square-mile area known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, which is mostly forgotten except for the occasional news about surprising, four-legged residents looking for a new home. And now, more than 30 years after one of the worst nuclear power plant accidents in history transformed a huge swath of north-central Ukraine and beyond into a radioactive wasteland, the Ukrainian government is taking advantage of that abundant sunshine and transforming it into a source of clean energy...
No CIA there. Not even Soviet politicos. Just normal people trapped in a "cover my ass, don't draw attention" bureaucracy making poor decisions at the wrong time, setting loose a chain reaction.
There was no terrorism. Just normal human stupidity.
I fucking hate it when people try to rewrite history.
https://meduza.io/en/feature/2019/06/04/the-pain-doesn-t-fade #ukraine #nucleardisaster
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20077240
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20060604
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20031854
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Two articles on 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster
One in English, one in German
Today’s event at the United Nations will be co-hosted by the Irish Ambassador to the UN Geraldine Byrne-Nason and will be addressed by Adi Roche of Chernobyl Children International.
There will be a screening of the TV drama at today’s commemoration and some of the cast and crew are due to attend the ceremony.
There are estimates that thousands more later died directly or indirectly as a result of exposure to the radioactivity but there are no agreed statistics on the total number of lives lost.
„Diese Cäsiumbelastung rührt noch von dem Fallout 1986 her, als die radioaktiven Wolken sich regional ausgeregnet haben. Das sind hauptsächlich Gebiete im Bayerischen Wald, sehr regional, dann im Thüringer Wald und in Oberschwaben.“
„Es wird etwas mit der Ernährung der Wildschweine zu tun haben. Eine Spezies ist besonders in den Fokus gerückt – und das ist Hirschtrüffel. Es dürfte schon damit zusammenhängen, wie viele Hirschtrüffel so ein Wildschwein zu sich nimmt und frisst und dass das den Grad der Kontamination quasi diktiert.“
„Das Thema Radioaktivität ist extrem emotional vorbelastet. Da gibt es wahrscheinlich kaum ein vergleichbares Thema, wo die Emotionen derart hoch gehen. Und das Einzige, was dagegen helfen kann, ist letztlich die Vermittlung von Wissen und Bildung. Wenn wir die Leute entsprechend aufklären, dass selbst eine Überschreitung des Grenzwertes noch nicht das Schicksal des Krebstods besiegelt.“
#Deutschland #Ungarn #Hungary #Tschernobyl #Chernobyl #News #Politics #Politik #SovietUnion #USSR #History #Radioactivity #Nuclear #NuclearAge #SuperGAU #WorstCaseScenario #CheapEnergy #Environment #Environmentalism
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/chernobyls-deadly-effects-estimates-vary/ "Minister of Health Andrei Serkyuk estimated in 1995 that 125,000 people had already died from the direct effects of Chernobyl’s radiation"
Isotopium Chernobyl allows players to explore a real-world scaled-down model of the Chernobyl wasteland. Here's a sneak peek of Draegest's video.