Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Anniversary–30 Years On   24 comments

 

“Sirens were sounded at the same moment as the first explosion at the reactor, in the early hours of 26 April 1986.

The meltdown at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant was the worst nuclear disaster in history.”

 

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“Chernobyl is not a historical event in Ukraine but a living reality for an unquantifiable number of people.” –Tom Burridge, Chernobyl

 

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“We honour those who lost their health and require a special attention from the government and society,” he said in a speech in Chernobyl. “It’s with an everlasting pain in our hearts that we remember those who lost their lives to fight nuclear death.” – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

 

 

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“The magnitude of the tragedy could have been immeasurably larger if it were not for the incomparable bravery and self-sacrifice of fire fighters, military personnel, experts and medics who honourably fulfilled their citizen’s duty. Many of them sacrificed themselves to save others.” – Russian President Vladimir Putin

Sources:

bbc.co.uk

europe.newsweek.com

24 responses to “Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Anniversary–30 Years On

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  1. SIGH… Good of you to remember the brave, Wolfie. Perhaps, when it was said, it WAS the worst nuclear disaster in history, but, I’m afraid the mess at Fukushima could easily be considered worse in the long run. It’s still active, you see; I don’t believe they have figured out yet how to shut the reaction down; I know for sure they don’t know how to stop the spread of, not only what has already been released, but, of what continues to leak. Evidence of nuclear contamination is already showing up on the West Coast of the Western Hemisphere, from Alaska to Chile, I believe I read the UK has seen a rise in airborne radiation from it, as well….

    Humans don’t really understand what they’re doing quite as well as they think they do…..

    Good post, though; we should never forget those who give themselves to save others.

    gigoid

  2. Apt tribute for such a sad day and outcome.

    • I do believe in honouring the fallen. They saved the world in many ways. Chernobyl affected more than just Ukraine and without them things would have been frighteningly different. ☺

  3. LIKE THE POST (Sorry, Icewolf, Likes aren’t working for me!)
    30 years… time flies. I hope we’ve learnt a thing or two…

  4. Wish you a long queue and wonderful weekend ..
    Love and hugs from me // Nicki


  5. Schöner Beitrag ich wünsche dir einen schönen ersten Mai Alles liebe von mir und Umarmung Gislinde

  6. Don’t really know if this one is an event that is one to remember. In my mind (at least) it seems more like one to forget, sorry Wolfie.

    • There are human beings involved in that event. They are still suffering the effects today and many will never be able to return. Their lives have been pretty much destroyed and many are suicidal and feel forgotten by the rest of the world. Perhaps they are not so wrong about that?? But one thing you should remember – If you forget the event you also forget the human lives that are being trashed as a result and as a consequence. And if we don’t care and we don’t remember them and what happened, we lose little bit by little bit our own humanity.

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  8. A sad reminder of our Human errors as we endeavour to control something that is so deadly.. I am so against Nuclear Power.. And the commenter gigoid is right.. Fukushima’s devastating results will not be known for years to come. May we all remember those who lost lives and still suffer..
    Love and Hugs dear Wolfie..

    Sue xxx

    • The consequences are very clear to those who are living with it and may never return home, Sue. And it’s so easy to forget in this modern world the workers who risked their own health and safety to respond to the disaster. Uncomfortable in our cosy day to day lives far from Japan perhaps but how dare we forget!!!! What gives us the right to do that! We are all a part of this world and we all share some kind of responsibilty🙂 Hugs Wolfie🙂

      • Exactly.. and in 20 or so years dear Wolfie Many more will be remembering such disasters as its deadly affects spread around the world.. ( Which I often think is why there are so many cancers around today, all that nuclear testing which was done in the past ) Which no one talks about any more.

      • Yes I would agree with that Sue and for some it seems it is so much better to forget the uncomfortable truths and all it implies. Sad because thus lack of empathy and care for the on going suffering of our fellow human beings and perhaps one day ourselves serves only to become a cancer of its own silently destroying our humanity and compassion. That truth is one that hurts the heart. It is good to know there are people like you with true compassion and humanity for our world and those who dwell on it ☺ Love and hug x

      • I think of it often.. Along with many a humans plight as they flee trying to make a better life from the horrors we who are human inflict upon others.. I honestly at times Wolfie Howl as loud as you on a full Moon.. with tears in my heart.❤ xxx


  9. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ..
    lots of hugs Nicki

  10. You are right in remembering this man-made disaster. Those of us whose lives are not directly affected must remember, even if only to stand with the fallen who’ve been victimized by such catastrophic events as this:-/ ♥❤

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