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03/23/2007 04:55:45 PM · #1
Hi all I recently encountered this website. It's a very good slideshow of pictures related to the impact of tchernobyl incident that happened in 1986.

You can hear the photographer during the slideshow commenting the pictures with a nice background music. Mostly it's children pictures affected physically and mentaly by this disaster. It's hard emotionnaly to watch it but it's really good!

By the way there's a publicity for 10 seconds when you enter the site so don't be surprised.
03/23/2007 04:56:59 PM · #2
There ain't no T in Chernobyl.
03/23/2007 05:03:00 PM · #3
Originally posted by formerlee:

There ain't no T in Chernobyl.


Seems that in french they put a T but not in english.
English
French

I guess I should have written it in English sorry about that.
03/23/2007 05:03:43 PM · #4
Originally posted by formerlee:

There ain't no T in Chernobyl.


Theres a T in Tchaikovsky... thats the same sound as Chernobyl.

Same thing as Czar vs Tsar, or Mao Zedong vs Mao Tse Tung. When you change alphabets in the translation, there really isn't a "correct" spelling.

I'll admit though, Tchernobyl does look kinda funny...

Message edited by author 2007-03-23 17:07:26.
03/23/2007 05:12:56 PM · #5
Originally posted by option:

Originally posted by formerlee:

There ain't no T in Chernobyl.


Theres a T in Tchaikovsky... thats the same sound as Chernobyl.

Same thing as Czar vs Tsar, or Mao Zedong vs Mao Tse Tung. When you change alphabets in the translation, there really isn't a "correct" spelling.

I'll admit though, Tchernobyl does look kinda funny...


Woah, A Pentax get together! And there is a T in Pentax!!
03/23/2007 05:18:11 PM · #6
Sorry, tmph, I was being picky! I watched a few documentaries about Chernobyl and it was frightening how the authorities were so blaise about the dangers. The workers who were sent to clear up were exposed to lethal doses of radiation, many have since died.

For miles around the site, it is like a ghost town. People just upped and left everything, even food on plates etc. Children are born deformed, many live in orphanages.

But, we still haven't learnt that this disaster is awaiting many countries who rely on Nuclear power.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention, these disasters tend to slip to the back of our memories.
03/23/2007 05:25:12 PM · #7
Originally posted by formerlee:

Sorry, tmph, I was being picky! I watched a few documentaries about Chernobyl and it was frightening how the authorities were so blaise about the dangers. The workers who were sent to clear up were exposed to lethal doses of radiation, many have since died.

For miles around the site, it is like a ghost town. People just upped and left everything, even food on plates etc. Children are born deformed, many live in orphanages.

But, we still haven't learnt that this disaster is awaiting many countries who rely on Nuclear power.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention, these disasters tend to slip to the back of our memories.


I'm glad you liked it. I see pubs on TV talking about the safety of Nuclear Power I don't know what to believe. I guess the Chernobyl incident would never happened if the engineers didn't ignore what was going on and stop the experiment/test. Since that incident, everybody got scared of Nuclear energy. If it didn't happened society opinion about nuclear power would be different I think.
03/23/2007 05:30:25 PM · #8
Originally posted by tmph:

[...] I guess the Chernobyl incident would never happened if the engineers didn't ignore what was going on and stop the experiment/test. Since that incident, everybody got scared of Nuclear energy. If it didn't happened society opinion about nuclear power would be different I think.

one other issue was that, unlike most western nuclear power plants, chernobyl used graphite in their coolant system (graphite moderated coolant). when the temperature gets high enough, graphite ignites. it's like using coal as insulation in your house... it may work, but it may lead to other problems...

(btw: sorry to bust into this pentax-party)

edit: graphite moderated coolant

Message edited by author 2007-03-23 17:31:50.
03/23/2007 05:37:11 PM · #9
Tcanon users are welcome here also:))

Message edited by author 2007-03-23 17:37:31.
03/23/2007 06:01:42 PM · #10
Originally posted by formerlee:


But, we still haven't learnt that this disaster is awaiting many countries who rely on Nuclear power.


I'm not sure that's correct.
03/23/2007 06:11:06 PM · #11
Originally posted by nards656:

Originally posted by formerlee:


But, we still haven't learnt that this disaster is awaiting many countries who rely on Nuclear power.


I'm not sure that's correct.


Well, US had their scare with Three Mile Island, there was Chernobyl, UK nearly has an accident, Sellafield.

With many other countries using nuclear power, the probability of a disaster increases. Pakistan, Iran, India all have this energy provider, it is going to happen again, there will another Chernobyl soon.
03/23/2007 10:46:27 PM · #12
glow-worms
03/23/2007 11:01:12 PM · #13
Id like to do something like that
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