Original belarusian article: http://nmnby.eu/news/analytics/3172.html
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Atomic Darwinism – by Constantine Skuratowicz, Minsk, Belarus. June 7th 2011
In the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster Chernobyl Children’s fund manager Gennady Grushevoi planned together with the witnesses, the Belarusians to travel to Europe. The aim was to remind the Europeans that Chernobyl has not been overcome. That this can happen in every country.
The occasion was the anniversary and the authorities’ intention to build a voluntarist in Belarus’s own station. Without consulting with the people and in defiance of enemies. Alarms added accident at the Japanese station.
Immediate impression of the author’s meetings with interested people in Germany and Switzerland do not lose color, but have already managed to take the form of “thinking about”.
It is impossible in normal circumstances to force people to take back-breaking solutions for them. In those particular cases where the erroneous decisions affect the lives of thousands and millions of people. And it is absolutely impermissible to turn these millions of displaced foreign hostages defy solutions. Director of the Chernobyl Victor Bryukhanov considered himself innocent of the catastrophe occurred. His fault was that he was the director of the station, on which stood the reactor, which is on all the available technical documentation could not explode under any circumstances. But it exploded.
Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov, having received full information about the incident, exclaimed: what do we have and this grief? Civil defense employees of Pripyat had to remove from the work, as they “drove radiation” on the technologies described in the textbooks of the 50s.
There is a simple situation where the desired result is almost always comes after the realization of reason. And if you do not come, then do not worry, you can and repeat. But there are in the nature of such complex systems in which the observed causal relationships as would serve as a cover-up of deeper relationships and consequences.
In the Soviet Union with kindergarten children were taught not to fear anything, and always tell (the authorities) the truth. But it could do brave the dark by his own comrades. So be afraid. Spies should expose, but also fear. For example, to not issue an official secret mainland spy, pretending to be affectionate cat.
Were brave and afraid at the same time. Therefore, survived. Otherwise people would be reduced in the name of obscure ideals. Remember: as a die for all of this?!
There are, of course, extreme situations where life is completely worthless. For example, in the war. But not for nothing that mankind has strived for peace and have a row that decade, the world lives in relative certainty about the fact that World War III may not be. Although military men in this respect are busybodies in almost every country. First come up with new weapons, and then protections against it. And at the same time argue that military-technical progress, leaving crumbs budgets of different levels, enables the development and defense-related industries.
In the case of nuclear power – the absolute truth. The reactors were built to produce material suitable for filling bombs and civilians along the way apartments are provided with electricity and nearly free heat. Aside from the cost of equipment itself, which in a country where we lived before, no one had ever thought. Abnormal situation. If, for example, imagine that in times of dobibleyskie copying and darts for the soldiers brought to the tribe of such costs, and social life on earth would not develop to the present perfect forms.
Although the wild and today is enough. Take the same atomic energy. Currently, the share of energy produced at the plant who is 10, who has 20, and from whom, and more interest in the country’s energy. And so it is difficult to refuse them. Germany, for example, passed a law to stop the reactor, with a long life, and proceeded to execute it. But there was a global financial crisis and the government suspended the process. Complex, quite frankly, because the energy necessary for all. The problem of economic, technological, political, in the end. But the continued construction of new power plants will reduce even the current level of nuclear safety in the world and turn into a hostage “peaceful atom,” the whole state.
But mostly the problem of morality. You can not make everyone a vegetarian, could not be banned from all plant foods on the grounds that it is very harmful or very useful for the organism. People are different – you can not brush them with the same brush. And with the NPP is exactly what happens. Even worse.
Largest in the history of U.S. nuclear power plant accident was the “Three Mile Island,” March 28, 1979. From the zone of contamination forced the evacuation of about 200 thousand people. The cleaning of the second power, almost completely destroyed in the accident, took a whole 12 years and cost about 1 billion USD, which is actually bankrupt the company – owner of the station.
After 6 years there was an accident at the Chernobyl NPP, and a quarter of a century after the Chernobyl disaster victims a natural disaster became a Japanese Fukushima-1.
Anything in the world, there are about 100 nuclear power plants. We can therefore say that accidents and disasters do not happen to them less than a circus juggler fall on the carpet plates. In fact, more often. Because after the incident at the plant NRX in Canada which occurred December 12, 1952, which in history was awarded to number 1, Fukushima accident was the 28th in a row. And that’s not counting the accidents at the enterprises of the nuclear fuel cycle.
In the world there are areas with abnormally high radioactive background, where people live quite comfortably. But this took care of evolution, which is in continuation of a long time took away the human material with suitable properties. We can say that the vast majority of people they do not possess. That is, it is likely that with further increase of radioactivity among them will be a natural selection. Call it an atomic Darwinism – as elsewhere – but he will accompany the rise due to increasing radiation sickness and death.
It is thus manifested in the nature of non-obvious causal link – random in shape, but it is absolutely legitimate.
If there is no alternative to nuclear power, then the alternative is no alternative … Humanity is likened to a rat in an old experience. When an animal gets weaker and pleasant shock, in an effort to get it more fun, faster presses a button nose and die with pleasure.
However, there are things and quite definite. Each of us exists a threshold rate of radiation, which occur after genetic abnormalities in the development of the offspring, death. There is no doubt that the background radiation will increase the degree of contamination of food, natural objects – too. With this in mind we can construct a model. Set when the level becomes unbearable for the first 10, 15, 20% of the population, when the first signs of irreversible changes in the gene pool.
A lot of unscientific fantasy has become common practice. Much of the scientific theories crumbled into dust.
There are too many uncertainties. Maybe that’s why a rational Europe, primarily Germany, after Fukushima began to demand their governments to complete rejection of nuclear energy. Addressing the century turned into the plane of practical politics. And in Europe it is not the exclusive prerogative of the wise men in government and “strong economic managers of monopoly.”
There’s a real policy making by the people
Belarus as hostage by russian atomic reactor: http://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/nuclear-energy-takes-you-as-hostage/
World Health Organisation: Every radiation is dangerous: http://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/w-h-o-secretary-general-chan-admits-for-the-first-time-in-52-years-radiation-is-always-dangerous/