Nuclear Power is Bad Mmkay!
I remember that day when we learnt for the first time what Chernobyl was…It was a beautiful sunny day [26 April 1986]. My daughter and me were sitting in our yard. A soft spring wind was blowing. Suddenly a huge military truck stopped right in front of us. A man wearing a gas-mask and a protective costume jumped out of the truck and began to walk around us gazing at some device that was hanging on his chest… Then he looked at us, fastened a little sign with a symbol that we had never seen before, got back into the truck and drove away. Everything happened in complete silence. No word was pronounced. We were just looking at the sign and the truck and had no idea what was going on… The day was not that beautiful any more…From the memories of an elderly woman,Yurovichi village
Prypiat used to be proud for being home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. Its population had been around 50,000 prior to the accident. But something terrible happened on 26 April 1986… Today, the only residents are deer and wolves along with a solitary guard.
Nuclear meltdowns or disasters have been occurring ever since the creation of nuclear power. Radioactive chemicals have been released into the atmosphere on at least 4 separate occasions. The most recent nuclear meltdown being Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011, which was the biggest disaster since Chernobyl, in which it was necessary to evacuate 600,000 people, of whom 4,000 dies soon after from radiation-induced cancers. The World Health Organization found that the fallout from the explosion was incredibly far-reaching. For a time, radiation levels in Scotland, over 1400 miles (about 2300 km) away, were 10,000 times the norm.
There are serious long term consequences that come with the use of nuclear power, the most prominent being WASTE PRODUCTS. These toxic waste products can’t just be safely disposed of, oh no, they must be safely contained in special facilities deep underground with protective barriers from water and soil, for THOUSANDS OF YEARS! Plutonium is one of the waste products, it can be used in power plants of to create bombs. Less than 18 pounds of plutonium is enough for an Atomic bomb much like Nagasaki in Japan 1945. We should keep in mind that in the year 2000 alone, enough plutonium was created to make more than 34,000 NUCLEAR WEAPONS!
Here is a map of nuclear reactors in use today:
Everything I post in this blog is supposed to be uplifting and optimistic. This article does not satisfy the criteria, but I felt I should still post it. Why the hell are we building more nuclear power plants. It seems as if the human race is oblivious to the consequences of its actions and we will we keep turning a blind eye until its too late. People sit at their computer and flick through pictures that show scorched earth, tragedy and disaster, we think to ourselves… oh how terrible, what a terrible world. We need to get up off our chairs and do something. People should have more power than their governments, not the other way around. Rant over.
On a brighter note… a world revolution in consciousness is coming and we all wake up. Technology will be created that can safely dispose of any waste previously created.
Our world is in danger by the absence of good ideas, our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. Terence Mckenna
Sustainable Energy Alternatives
Sustainable energy is the sustainable production of energy that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. These technologies could be greatly improved with government research and finance. These systems do not pose the same ridiculous risks as nuclear energy. Technologies that promote sustainable energy include renewable energy sources, such as:
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