Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Pripyat. Post Restante.

Today, 25 years to the day, the world recalls the Chernobyl nuclear accident. And so to play my part I gathered with a few people in the centre of Vienna. And there I was interviewed by the reporter from the independent TV station Servus.

One of the organizers subsequently told me that the programme Servus Journal would be screened this evening at 18:00 local time. Since my remarks were not in German it is possible they may not be used but nevertheless it was good of Servus to drop by and film some of us.

State run ORF TV did not attend.
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A new 25 minute documentary 'Chernobyl Fallout 25: Pripyat Post Restante' can be viewed via the RT Link. Everyone who can do, not only the people of Japan, should watch it.

Also on RT you may scroll through informative news videos and interviews that you simply won't see on mainstream TV stations. RT journalists know the dangers of the nuclear 'Towers of Babylon' better than most.

RT is, and has been from the time of the Fukushima accident, dedicated to getting the truth out

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Today 25 years after the Chernobyl explosion a French company is constructing a second temporary sarcophagus for the Chernobyl reactor.

The construction, a huge arch, will be completed in 2015 and then pushed along specially built rails into place. It should keep Europe safe from Chernobyl's deadly radiation, for the next 100 years.

There's nothing, apart from good fortune, to prevent the ruins of Chernobyl or another nuclear Tower of Babylon from exploding in the meantime. No expert can guarantee that that won't happen.

It could happen anytime and anyplace in an industry shrouded in secrecy. It could happen today or tomorrow or the next day...

In late-November 2010 at the Slovakian nuclear reactor of Mochovce, by way of example, there was a fire in a generator room. The facts only became public knowledge due to the actions of an anonymous whistleblower and Greenpeace.

Meanwhile work on Mochovce 3+4 goes on...

The Red Woods of Chernobyl*

Walk through the woods
the Red Woods of Chernobyl

Your ten minute walk
could well be your last.

*radiation turned all the trees red, hence the name of the woods.

It is extremely hazardous to one's health to visit the Red Forest** and now, even after 25 years, one cannot stay there for more than 10 minutes.

**Strange Revelation.-
The original name of the Red Forest is Worm Wood (source: Wiki).

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