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Do you know what your country does with it’s (& yours) radioactive waste?

Maybe they sent it to Russia:

Mayak – one of the most radioative places on the planet [HERE]

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Radiation Strontium Map http://web.archive.org/web/20040319012617/http://www.physik.uni-oldenburg.de/epol/public_html/risiko/mapstrontium.gif

Compare Pripjat / Chernobyl: http://life-upgrade.com/DATA/Chernobyl-map.jpg

Wiki information: [1] [2] [3]

But what happened there, in the 1960ies? One of the worst and biggest atomic accidents in history. Russia produced Plutonium there (also in Chernobyl, as you maybe know). There are six atomic reactors, one is running, a reprocessing facility and more than 100 tanks for radioatice waste. This brings us to the real thing:

From 1949 – 1951 2,7 million curie contaminated the river “Tetscha”. Why? It was an official decission. That’s how they cleaned the radioactive waste up. The area is still contamined today.

Then, in1957 – the Kyshtim-accident. On September 29th a tank with liquid radioative waste exploded. More than 20 million curie were set free. More than 2 million generated a cloud which spread above 15,000 square meters.

Not until 1989 the Russian Government made this public.

More information about Chernobyl, atomic power, radiation and Belarus:

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Regardless international protest by environmental protectionists, South Africa is preparing itself for a new atomic reactor. South Africa was producing atomic bombs (in Pelindaba) in the time of apartheid. At the beginning of August South Africa adopted the framework of a strategic plan :

- To start uran enrichment in South Africa

This is confirmed by an agreement with the IAEA

Source

SA already has an atomic reactor near Cape Town the “Koeberg” rector: 

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SA does have a few kilograms of weapons-usable plutonium. Along with China they also develop a small reactor type (PBMR, Chernobyl was RBMK, btw.) whose prototype will be ready in 2012.  They want to run it with old plutonium from dated russian atomic bombs.

Costs: 2,000,000,000 EUROs

 Add this:

- atomic power never drives the building costs and later deconstructions costs (which are higher) in

- atomic power plants are not covered by insurance

- atomic power gets subisidies – much more higher than renewable energy forms

- atomic power and atomic bombs are siamese twins

- without this, atomic power would be too expensive

 - 2007 was a horror year for atomic power, more to come soon.

- no atomic power plant resists one of the Sept. 11th planes which destroyed the WTC 

In my opinion this is the wrong step: Too expensive, dangerous, producing atomic bombs again? Africa is a continent full of politically unstable regions. The Africans deserve energy, no doubt, but what about solar energy there? Use a 10th of the Sahara and you’ve got enough energy for the whole planet. Atomic power is the wrong way (Uran range: 60 years), no matter where.

More information about Chernobyl, atomic power, radiation and Belarus:

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Europe gives money to build a new sarcophagus for the RBMK 1000 Chernobyl reactor (block 4) in Ukraine, which exploded on April 26th 1986. More than 125,000 people died so far (up to 800,000 unofficially, and “only” 32 according to IAEA and WHO) and are still dying.

More than 200 square-metres (all together) are open in the existing sarcophagus, through which radioactive particulate matter can reach the environment. 21 years later Europe finally gets it bum up to do something. Source

The agreement between the EU and Ukraine is going to be signed today in the main capital “Kiev”.

View WikiMapia map Chernobyl [1]

More than 2,000,000 people are still living in contamined areas in Belarus – the country which got more than 70% of the Chernobyl fallout. Poor, old, ill people and illegal immigrants are living in those areas – according to non-government sources. The belarussian Government and the IAEA deny any connection between blood cancer or other sickness than thyroid cancer contamined areas. Sounds crazy but it’s official.

If an atomic power plant would explode in western industry countries it would cause a damage (range) of 3 – 5,000,000,000,000 EUROs.

The deconstruction of an atomic power plant (which will come someday, because of the range of Uran) costs more than building it. And it takes more time. There is no real waste deposal for high radioatice waste on the entire planet.

Not one atomic power plant in the world is assured against a big crash like the one in Chernobyl.

Add the gigantic subsidies (EU: 37,000,000,000 EUROs) and then think again: Is atomic power really that cheap?

And they are still building them. Why? “Because it’s cheap” – for ex.

And Chernobyl? 21 years after the explosion it stills costs money (as seen today).

If people in the stoneage would have had atomic power – today we would still have to watch their radioactive waste.

Future generations will say: Atomic power was one of the biggest crimes in history but publicly accepted.

More information about Chernobyl, atomic power, radiation and Belarus:

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