Chernobyl

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if you haven't yet seen this HBO series, you must. It's riveting, and I'm blown away. I had read about what had happened there, but didn't realize the magnitude of it. Anyone see this? 

The radiation levels are still dangerously high there, many years later.  Sad
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#2
If nothing else, apparently it's a good Rorschach test for your views on communism.
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#3
Definitely came away from that series feeling grateful to live in a democracy. It is chilling how the government forced civilians to clean up their mess. The actual disaster was scary enough, but watching communism in action, was really frightening. No one had a choice, they were forced into hard labor and dangerous conditions (due to the high levels of radiation after the explosion) to rebuild. And they were lied to, in the process. Gorbachev felt that this disaster contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union.
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(Jun 23, 2019 07:49 PM)Leigha Wrote: if you haven't yet seen this HBO series, you must. It's riveting, and I'm blown away. I had read about what had happened there, but didn't realize the magnitude of it. Anyone see this? 

The radiation levels are still dangerously high there, many years later.  Sad


Thanks. I see it's only five episodes (?), so we'll eventually get around to binge-watching it. ("Binge" for us is like one episode a day rather than going to sleep at 8:00 Sunday morning after 24 straight hours of squirming, bloodshot-eye, zombie-shuffling back and forth trips to the kitchen/bathroom observing torture.)
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(Jun 23, 2019 10:15 PM)C C Wrote:
(Jun 23, 2019 07:49 PM)Leigha Wrote: if you haven't yet seen this HBO series, you must. It's riveting, and I'm blown away. I had read about what had happened there, but didn't realize the magnitude of it. Anyone see this? 

The radiation levels are still dangerously high there, many years later.  Sad


Thanks. I see it's only five episodes (?), so we'll eventually get around to binge-watching it. ("Binge" for us is like one episode a day rather than going to sleep at 8:00 Sunday morning after 24 straight hours of squirming, bloodshot-eye, zombie-shuffling back and forth trips to the kitchen/bathroom observing torture.)

It's tough to stop watching, so you might have to surrender to Zombie mode.  Big Grin

It's also exhausting to watch, definitely disturbing. This series goes into explicit detail.
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#6
I just watched the trailer. It looks really good.

Thanks!
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#7
YW, SS. I think you'll all enjoy it. Maybe not 'enjoy' it lol But, find it fascinating, and the science aspect of it, is quite riveting. I didn't really know all the ins and outs of how to operate a nuclear power plant.
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(Jun 23, 2019 07:49 PM)Leigha Wrote: The radiation levels are still dangerously high there, many years later.  Sad

Not high enough to keep the tourist away, though.

CHERNOBYL TOUR
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#9
Syne Wrote:If nothing else, apparently it's a good Rorschach test for your views on communism.
Let us not to forget a Rorschach test for capitalism...

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile...d_accident

Quote:The Kemeny Commission noted that Babcock & Wilcox's pilot-operated relief valve had previously failed on 11 occasions, nine of them in the open position, allowing coolant to escape. More disturbing, however, was the fact that the initial causal sequence of events at Three Mile Island had been duplicated 18 months earlier at another Babcock & Wilcox reactor, the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station owned at that time by Toledo Edison. The only difference was that the operators at Davis-Besse identified the valve failure after 20 minutes, where at Three Mile Island it took 80 minutes, and the Davis-Besse facility was operating at 9% power, against Three Mile Island's 97%. Although Babcock engineers recognized the problem, the company failed to clearly notify its customers of the valve issue.[70]

Under any political system - in any crisis - lie through your teeth..
Quote:Twenty-eight hours after the accident began, William Scranton III, the lieutenant governor, appeared at a news briefing to say that Metropolitan Edison, the plant's owner, had assured the state that "everything is under control".[59] Later that day, Scranton changed his statement, saying that the situation was "more complex than the company first led us to believe."[59]
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#10
Chernobyl sports team names : Glow Worms, Atom Splitters, Rems, Roentgens

Feel free to add your own
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