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German independent film maker Sebastian Heinzel today informed via mail, that his new Chernobyl documentary movie “LOST PARADISE” is now available on DVD.

Olga, a young journalist from Kiev, remembers her childhood as a wonderful time: she used to live in Pripyat, a young town, full of children, mushrooms and flowers. The only problem: Pripyat is located next to the reactor of Chernobyl. At the age of eight years Olga was evacuated with her family. 22 years later she returns with her Brazilian husband to the place of her childhood, which is now a ghost town. A film about the loss of home, the second generation after Chernobyl and the question if it is still dangerous to eat daisies?

Length: 61 minutes, 2008

More information and TRAILER here: lostparadise-themovie.com

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old movie and blog entry HERE

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Feb. 14th 2009 / Germany, Berlin:

I’ve got these news from the Federal Working Agency Chernobyl in Germany (web):

After months of worrying, Belarusian foreign minister Sergey Martynow met German foreign minister Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, on Feb. 10th 2009. Their meeting was about the relationship between both European countries and the Decree 555 (made in Oct. 2008 by Belarusian dictator Lukashenko).

This was the first bilateral meeting of this kind between both European countries in since 1995.

The results:

Belarus signed the IRENA foundation statute as the 76th country.

IRENA is the International Renewable Energy Agency

website HERE

But at the same time, Belarus builds it’s first atomic power plant, see HERE

Belarus allowes Belarusian (Chernobyl affected) children to travel again.

The children traveling was stopped because of Lukashenko. He stopped it because a Belarusian girl had not returned in 2008 from the recovery stay in the U.S.

Belarus is the most Chernobyl affected country in the world. More than 2,000,000 people are still living in contaminated areas in Belarus, Belarus got more than 70 % of the fallout from the explosion of the Russian reactor in 1986.

You can view German and Russian press text on the website of the “Auswärtige Amt Germany” (the central interface of the German diplomacy): HERE for information about the meeting

press text – Russian HERE
press text – German HERE

Learn more about it:

News of January 2009: Belarusian children allowed to travel till Jan 21st 2009

News of Oc. Nov. Dec. 2008: Belarusian children as hostages by Decree 555 of dictator Lukashenko

But remember Belarusian and German friends: Our fight for humanity and civil society will continue. We’ll keep a sharp eye on the developments, here and there.

And, there is also a Dutch Reaction on this subject:


Written question to the Committee of Ministers (EU)

Topic: Decree 555 of Belarus , the travel ban for Children from Chernobyl and Belarus

Since the Chernobyl disaster, many volunteers in European countries have given hundreds of thousands of children the possibility of a holiday with a guest family.

On 13th of October 2008 president Lukashenko published decree 555, which had entered into force a few months earlier, which made it nearly impossible for groups of children to travel abroad.

After much international pressure the ban was suspended for one month over the Christmas holiday. Due to late publication of this suspension, only a small number of children was able to spend time abroad over Christmas.

Since January 21 2009 the ban is fully in place again. Children are not allowed to travel unless the receiving country signs an extensive treaty, with an enormous number of guarantees by the receiving state. This stifles the work of NGO’s completely and makes exchanges completely impossible.

At the very same time Belarus is making a top priority of joining the Council of Europe. For this the Human Rights situation in Belarus should improve and part of this is the lifting of the travel ban.

  • Does the Committee of Ministers agree that the restrictions in decree 555 are a violation of the right to travel freely (with parental consent) for Belarus children?
  • Is the Committee of Ministers prepared to make a permanent repeal of decree 555 a precondition for a new dialogue with the Belarus government?
  • By which other means will Committee of Ministers communicate to the Belarus authorities that they should revoke decree 555 and let these exchanges of children take place?

Dr. Omtzigt, EPP/CD, Netherlands

/ end of document


with kind regards,

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2009 - a year of pro atomic power propaganda:

The European Union supports the Restart of the Bulgarian Junk Reactor “Kosloduj” (in service since 1974) – one of Europes most dangerous reactors (SOURCE here and here. Both blocks of  Kosloduj were offline since 2007. The history of Kosloduj is a scandal: It’s a time bomb since 1990, when the IAEA inspected it. Results: NO seperated emergency coolant circle, NO containment, contaminated ground water, inoperable fire doors, and control room 2 only had a wooden door! One of Europes TOP 5 of the most dangerous atomic power plants.

Resaon: Energy shortage.

As if atomic power could supply the needed energy.

Citation from: http://www.facts-on-nuclear-energy.info

Nuclear Power is a Con Trick
Nuclear energy is dispensable for power supply

“In order to claim more importance for nuclear power, the nuclear industry repeatedly overstates nuclear energy’s share of electricity generation. If one examines closely what contribution nuclear energy makes to total worldwide energy consumption, it becomes evident that nuclear power is of practically no significance for mankind’s energy needs. In 2001, nuclear electricity supplied only 2.3 percent of worldwide energy needs. Renewable energy’s contribution to world energy supply is already significantly greater. The human race can easily do without nuclear power’s marginal contribution. The risks of nuclear accidents, production of highly radioactive waste and the costs necessary for its disposal, bear no rational relationship to the slight short-term gain in energy that nuclear power provides. Nuclear power is both hazardous and superfluous.”

German energy producer RWE (web) wants to build a new atomic power plant, in Britain - SOURCE HERE

RWE bought land on the Island of Anglesey near the reactor Wylfa (map) according to the RWE daughter RWE NPower. They want to produce as much power as 5 million households need (3,6000,000,000 Watts).

Southkorea wants to expand it’s atomic power SOURCE. They want to spend 20,000,000,000 EUROs of money betwenn 2009 and 2022 for atomic power, 12 new atomic power plants to be exactly. 22 old plants will be closed.

Reason: Climate.

As if atomic power could save the climate.

Citation from: http://www.facts-on-nuclear-energy.info

Nuclear Power Cannot Save the Climate
Climate change can only be prevented by using renewables

“The nuclear industry concedes that coal, oil and gas cannot be replaced by nuclear power. In order to replace a mere 10 percent of fossil energy in the year 2050 by means of nuclear power, up to 1000 new nuclear power stations would have to be built (at the moment there are about 440 nuclear power stations worldwide). Construction of these plants would – if ever realised – take several decades. Existing uranium reserves would then be rapidly exhausted. Even the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) admits that nuclear energy could not be expanded swiftly enough to stop climate change. The solution is quite different: various world energy scenarios show that the climate problem can only be solved by the use of renewable forms of energy in conjunction with efficient and economical energy technologies.”

German scandal waste disposal ASSE II for atomic waste is not going to be flooded. The federal agency for radiation protection Germany (BfS web) now develops other plans. SOURCE here.

Remember ASSE II HERE

Reason: Safety for atomic waste

As if atomic waste could be safely stored.

Citation from: http://www.facts-on-nuclear-energy.info

Nuclear Power is a Waste
No one wants such a legacy

“Every nuclear power station converts uranium fuel rods through nuclear fission into highly radioactive nuclear waste. Nuclear waste constitutes a life-threatening hazard because of its radioactive emissions. People, animals and plants need to therefore be shielded from it for several hundreds of thousands of years. Nuclear power stations have been in operation for some 50 years but to date no one knows how nuclear waste can ultimately be stored. Worldwide there is not one safe and secure disposal option for the highly radioactive waste produced by nuclear power stations In the short period of time that nuclear power has been used, it is leaving behind – in the shape of the resultant nuclear waste – a dead hand of historical dimensions for the Earth. If prehistoric man had already had nuclear power stations we would even today still be having to maintain a watch over his waste.”

Sweden - due pressure by big energy concerns, Sweden plans to build a new atomic power plant. According to Premier Fredrik Reinfeldt. The ban has been lifted, which was installed in 1980. 10 atomic reactors in Oskarshamn, Forsmark and Ringhals cover nearly 50 % of energy consumption in Sweden. SOURCE

Reason: Economy crisis

As if atomic power could aid the economy.

Do you know a Swedish energy concern which operates atomic power plants? I know one: VATTENFALL.

Vattenfall loses 100,000 customers in only FOUR MONTHS


In Germany 50% of the Government (the CDU fraction) wants a comeback of atomic power, although 100 % of the Government (CDU & SPD fraction) signed a total pullout from atomic power – contract. Now, people are demonstrating against this come back. SOURCE here and here (CAMPACT CIVL e.V. action), more than 2000 people were surrounding the building in which the CDU meeting was held (Berlin).

See here how energy economy works in Germany

And don’t remember the scandals of the present & the past:

WHO – gagged by IAEA

Uranium solution leaked out from French atomic power plant! – Operator: AREVA

Again! – Uranium leaked out from French atomic power plant! Operator: AREVA

100 French workers contaminated!

French atomic power plant: Worker contaminated with radiation – Again

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