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”.
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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.
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