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anecdote  1986  chernobyl  nuclear  disaster  tv  china  embassy 
10 weeks ago by aries1988
Will Chernobyl Ever End?
Chernobyl was a disaster, but it was not the apocalypse. It was a highly specific event—specific to the reactor and to the Soviet state that it was conceived in. But it should give us pause to reflect generally on the high costs of technological mismanagement and deferred maintenance. It is easy to dismiss a few thousand extra cancers, out of the hundreds of thousands of cancers caused by other sources, when they are not in the bodies of our loved ones; it is easy to say that the Exclusion Zone is relatively small when it is on the other side of the world. These battles of Chernobyl are still being waged, but there may be no winners in the war.
disaster  nuclear  soviet  1986 
11 weeks ago by aries1988

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