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Big Bird Brains - Not In Chernobyl


Environment  (tags: environment, animals, wildlife, birds, chernobyl, radiation, pollution, health conditions, destruction, study, research )

Yrna
- 1260 days ago - news.discovery.com
Twenty-five years after the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, radiation contamination is still enough to cause serious developmental problems in wildlife.



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Marti Williams (170)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:08 pm
And they have opened it for tourists ??!!?
 

Susan S. (191)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:19 pm
Is there really any place to dispose of nuclear waste? The Chernobyl disaster makes people realize that alternative safe forms of energy like solar and wind may be less risky.
 

Michael Carney (207)
Monday February 14, 2011, 10:54 pm
How on earth can they let tourists go thru there?
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:33 am
Definitely Susan, noted, thanks.
 

june bullied (553)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 7:19 am
noted.
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (44)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 2:25 pm
Noted...........................
 

Penelope Ryan (172)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 6:38 pm
Amazing, I would think people would be afraid to go.
 

z Buffypause o. (101)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 1:55 am
noted
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 3:44 am
All about profit! People's life are not their concern as long as they can rake it in. Thanks Yrna.
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 11:45 am
noted. thanks.
 

Robert B. (57)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:22 pm
That's the main problem with nuclear power. The nuclear waste remains with us for thousands of years. A nuclear plant has a life span of about 20-30 yrs. then it has to be mothballed and monitored after it is no longer in use.
 

Stephen Greco (8)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:34 pm
At least the nuclear disaster has created a new habitat for thousands of animals, and many endangered species. But not only does tourism threaten local wildlife, it threatens the health of the tourists.
 

Joan Massetti (11)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:41 pm
SADLY NOTED...........................
 

Dave Colorado (11)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:49 pm
WRONG, Robert!!!

What you wrote is the technologically-no-longer-valid misbelief that The Powers That Be want Us to cling to... What you probably meant to say was that, "That's the main problem with OLD-FASHIONED, FISSION-BASED nuclear power"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The PTB, including energy corporations and the media, DO NOT WANT US TO KNOW that (9/11) ""Ground Zero"" was a working demonstration of the new gneration of nuclear energy: a new energy paradigm -- Nuclear FUSION withOUT nuclear FISSION -- which is essentially radiation-free, and virtually unlimited.

JUST OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone here care, and know of any civilizations/planets which could benefit from such a source of energy??? (Or would you prefer to pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, and live the rest of your life in fear of flying monkeys, on a planet that's swirling down the toilet?)

It's up to Us, people!!! PLEASE stop looking to people with great intellectual capacity (but zero intellectual integrity, who are just following orders, lying by omission, picking up a paycheck...) and writing skills to do Our 'thinking' for Us...
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 12:52 pm
Noted ,sad !!
 

Paul Elder (3)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 1:54 pm
Humans will ruin the entire earth.
 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 1:59 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 3:23 pm
Thank you Yrna for the article. Chernoble gives the perfect answer in why not to use nuclear power, In my opinion it will never be safe.
And below on the site to go to, it shows that they are actually testing the use on the bottom of the ocean floor???
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 5:08 pm
Interesting and timely article. Chernobyl taught us many things. Nuclear energy is very powerful. Nuclear power is a monster created by the man who often can not control it. The cost and possible side effects of nuclear power are worth?
 

Christine A. (57)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 5:37 pm
Thank you Yrna
This contradicts an article I saw a couple of years ago stating that wildlife is flourishing in the area of Chernobyl despite the radiation. All wildlife have returned and there were noted to be three additional species which had not been seen for a very long time, including a rare type of wolf. It was also noted that some species of fish had adapted to the radiation. The biggest threat to the wildlife was the existence of humans. Frankly think it is insanity to play around with nuclear energy when no one knows of a safe and practical way to get rid of the waste. Are they leaving it up to future generations to find a solution to their folly? Another example of human arrogance and stupidity.
 

Melanie Clark (13)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 6:03 pm
Noted thanks.
 

Lionel G. (4)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 6:33 pm
Clean nuclear power is an oxymoron. Every step in the nuclear fuel cycle is hazardous, from mining the uranium to reprocessing the fuel to storing nuclear waste. When the radioactive cloud from Chernobyl passed over California there was total reproductive failure in 52 species of land birds wherever it rained while that cloud was passing over. In the neighborhood of a nuclear power plant the cancer incidence is inversely proportional to the distance from the reactor.
The bird-brains are not just in Ukraine. There are plenty of them in Washington, in Arizona, and now in South Dakota.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:17 pm
Noted!
 

Hartson Doak (32)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:09 pm
And our government is talking about starting up this madness again. I worked in the first attempt at nuclear power. I was a quality Control Inspector. I live in Hawaii , 3500 miles from the nearest commercial power plant. I worked inside 3 plants. They are scary. We got lucky with Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. We were seconds from containment breach. If it had. The East Coast from Maryland to Canada would have been radioactive.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 9:21 pm
This is insane.One would think after TMI in 1979 and Chernobyl in 1986,we would understand the dangers in nuke power,and stop using it,but no! They want to keep zapping us with radiation!There greedy pea-brains!!
 

Julie W. (20)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 10:20 pm
And some people still think we should go nuclear! We will never overcome the prospect of human error. Absolutely no-one can guarantee there will not be another mistake. Wind and solar power are working well in many places, but we are not adopting them fast enough.
 

Julia A. (37)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 10:33 pm
Thank you Yrna!
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 6:32 am
Hard to believe the insanity of that country's opening the Chernobyl area to tourism after reading this report.
 

Lisa H. (180)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 4:58 pm
Of course they are bringing in tourists! They would sell their mothers for Research if it brought enough profit! I'm sure they just explain that there's no danger if you only stay for ______. And since tourists come from all over, who is going to notice if they all get cancer in ten years? And Dave in Colorado, Nuclear Fusion is every bit as dangerous as Fission, so what would your point be?
 

Colin Hope (237)
Friday February 18, 2011, 1:28 am
You definetly won't find me near this damned place!!
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Friday February 18, 2011, 4:33 am
Thanks Yrna
 

Nancy C. (797)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 9:05 am
and I live in scary NJ
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:43 pm
Noted & shared!~
 

Peggy Peters (29)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:05 pm
I am not amongst the brightest people on the planet but even I know opening the site of a nuclear disaster as a tourist attraction is no good!!!
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 11:04 pm
Anything for a buck? Do the tourist guides have smaller brains too???
 
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