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Today is 26 years...

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...since the Chernobyl disaster. I don't know why, but I've always had a fascination with learning more about this incident. I've looked up countless articles and documentaries about what happened on April 26, 1986, when I was just eight months old. I love finding out new information about it all.

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a song by a duo called Huns and Dr. Beeker. It was called "Ghost Town (for the victims of Chernobyl)", and while I normally hate sad/depressing songs, I love that song. I urge all of you to at least give it a listen. It's available for free on their site: http://hunsanddrbeeker.com/music/play.m3u?t=15

That link requires access to WMP (or whatever program you might use), so it might not work in your browser (I had to resort to *shudders* Internet Explorer to get it to work for me). If it doesn't work, here it is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lleQPaALSLo
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
 
biohazard
6 years, 6 months ago
You sure know how to make a guy feel old...I was 13 when the Three Mile Island accident happened (I can see the cooling towers from the roof of my house).
starling
6 years, 6 months ago
It's interesting to note that the Three Mile Island and the Chernobyl disasters are STILL GOING. :P They have not been cleaned up or classified as finished events.

Similarly, Fukushima is a disaster likely to last several decades.
Ultratails42
6 years, 6 months ago
Really? For some reason I always felt like it happened before 1986. I am older than Chernobyl by a year-ish. Now I feel old ;_;
E1337ist
6 years, 6 months ago
I love this song!
Ramblo
6 years, 6 months ago
I was a child living in West Germany when Chernobyl went down. Turned out we were completely safe, but people didn't seem to know that at the time.
Mackdog
6 years, 6 months ago
And they aren't expecting it to be safe for hour long? Another twenty thousand something years or so? Jeebus... Possibly mankind's greatest f***up, sitting comfy right next to religious genocide/fanaticism, the creation of war, and child pop stars...

And I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where a collection of all the worlds diseases/bacteria/viruses can be found in a vault right in the middle of the city. Imagine if that breaks out. Small pox, anthrax, Spanish flu, bubonic plague, the entire shebang all in their natural states, found in the flattest, windiest part of the continent and soon to be a center for global trade.
Rally
6 years, 6 months ago
Estimates say that Pripyat will remain uninhabitable for at least 600-900 years, possibly up to 2,000 or so, and that's just to the point where people could live there without becoming deathly ill.
Ramblo
6 years, 6 months ago
Now now. lots of animals already live there. Cancer rates are high, but not apocalyptic. If I remember correctly, this being Russia, the death rate from suicide (such as alcohol poisoning) would still exceed the cancer death rate.
Mackdog
6 years, 6 months ago
Still, just because you won't get instant cancer the second you pass the danger zone, still doesn't mean you won't end up with something nasty later.
SenGrisane
6 years, 6 months ago
I live in a area the cloud coming from chernobyl affected. I was in kindergarden and remember being told (after we finally were allowed to play outside again) not to pick and flowers or go in the sandbox.

I have pondered making a tour there (there are tours), but everyone i have mentioned this to just looked at me as if i was nuts.
badbaws
6 years, 6 months ago
That made me cry. :-(
Shokuji
6 years, 6 months ago
Yeah, that place has always interested me, to the point of influencing what games I buy. I got STALKER because it's based in Chernobyl, and I was happy to find that Call of Duty MW1 had a level based in it as well.

I found some crazy pictures of that place by this scientist. She wrote that if you go off the tarmac the radiation levels are 3x higher. And there's still deadly pockets of radiation inside of buildings and stuff. o_o;;

Also, aren't they re-sealing it again (or sealing it properly finally)? I thought I remember hearing something about that.
Rally
6 years, 6 months ago
I have S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat, and yeah, I remember that bit in Modern Warfare. :B Really liked it, aside from that near-impossible sniper shot, but it was cool to see the plant's outline in the background through the scope.

I actually remember seeing an article from a girl who rides her motorcycle through the Uninhabitable Zone all the time. She pretty much said the same things about the radiation pockets and how the plant life and roadside objects absorbed way more than the roads.

Also, yeah, they're going to be resealing it again soon. I actually saw a documentary on how the first seal went up and how they had to change tactics constantly because of various issues popping up. I even saw a clip of one of their remotely-controlled fork trucks going haywire because of the radiation and driving itself right off the roof and into the core. Scary shit.
Shokuji
6 years, 6 months ago
I got that shot on the first try! [like a boss] XD

Dude! I know which article you're talking about. =O I was trying to find it and share it with you. It was amazing! That's where I got my tidbits of info (which is why it sounded familiar to you).

And yeah, radiation is scary. >_< You can't see, hear, taste, smell or feel it.. but it can render you dead very quickly if it's strong enough. >_<;
Rally
6 years, 6 months ago
Hell, the forest near Pripyat is known as the Red Forest now because after the disaster, the trees glowed red. They don't now, but that's because they bulldozed the hell out of them and buried them under the current forest.


And I believe this is the article. ;) http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chapter1.html
Shokuji
6 years, 6 months ago
Ah~ There it is, thank you. =3

Glowing trees would have been interesting to see. ^^;
Rally
6 years, 6 months ago
Yeah, part of me wishes that video or really good pictures of them existed, but I've never been able to find anything on it.
Shokuji
6 years, 6 months ago
Well if I ever happen to find anything I'll let you know. =3
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