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post #1 of 23
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a few years ago, i listening to the artbell show at night, they were talking about this website, the reason i remember now is someone just sent me the link again, I dont know if this is real or not. as some people say its fake,

but the story and pic that are there are kinda scary its about Chernobyl
and a women that rides her motorcycle around it. If true, she is more crazy then i am.

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chapter1.html
post #2 of 23
Goodness! I don't know that I'd want to be spending too much time there.

Extra arm, anyone?
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
its the pics that are bad, emptry streets, all the truck and stuff ,
and the area of the kids school. Its just like something out of a old b movie, accept its real of course.
post #4 of 23
Chernobyl and what happened to the people there was a tragedy from which the repercussions I still don't think can fully be known. I wonder if there'll ever be a time where people can return and the area will recover?
post #5 of 23
Amazing pictures on the site. I think she is crazy for going there so often though. Even if the levels at any one time aren't over the limit, you would think over time it would cause cancer or other problems.
post #6 of 23
Amazing pictures. I don't remember if this is the website I've seen before though, but even so they're worth a second look. There is another website I have to find where they have pictures of people who suffered the effects of the radiation. I'll see if I can find it.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
I wonder if there'll ever be a time where people can return and the area will recover?
Some places are "safe" already and people have moved back. The immediate area wasn't the only place affected unfortunately. The cloud from it drifted.
Some of the places have safe levels but the soil and water are no good. I think there was another site like that one with pictures from a person traveling through the area? or it may be the same one, it's been several months since I looked through all the pictures. Anyways the one person mentions the grass in some areas as being "bitter". It looked weird and dried out too.

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Originally Posted by PaulaS View Post
Amazing pictures on the site. I think she is crazy for going there so often though. Even if the levels at any one time aren't over the limit, you would think over time it would cause cancer or other problems.
She and others are safe if they're just passing through, safe from vagrants lurking in some of those old buildings might be another matter. Either it was that site or another but the person had a geiger counter with them, and mentioned how much radiation per hour was safe for them to be in an area.

Interesting bit of info, do you know we're being bombarded with radiation everyday? From the sun, the earth, and from our electronics.
post #8 of 23
I just e-mailed that site around my work group... you can hear a pin drop around here.
post #9 of 23
Thank you! I have been looking for that site - it was posted here a long time ago, and I have been looking for it ever since!

I love this site, I think it is amazing.
post #10 of 23
WOW, that was awesome, I looked at and read every single page.
Very eerie. Those poor people. Thank you Imp.
post #11 of 23
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i am glad that other found that site, interesting also.
how there is some who say the story of her riding the motorcycle aournd is fake, those pics are not. and a real warning that we need to very safe with that type of power.
post #12 of 23
Whether her riding the bike into the "dead zone" is true or not is not really all that important. We had an exchange student from the Ukraine stay with us for a year and she can fully vouch that the tragedy that happened in chenobyl is as real as you or any of us. The stories she told us were horrific and just depressing. I hope that lessons were learned from this awful tragedy.
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
Chernobyl and what happened to the people there was a tragedy from which the repercussions I still don't think can fully be known. I wonder if there'll ever be a time where people can return and the area will recover?

I think the reactor, etc. has been encased in whatever they use for that, and is not safe until either 200 or 400 years from that date. I'm not sure, please feel free to correct me!

I still remember when it all happened--and how scary it was. Those poor people were lied to so badly by the Soviets. I honestly think the Chernobyl accident was the beginning of the end for the Soviet government. This time, they couldn't totally cover up a national problem. In the 1950's, they did nuclear testing in a couple of tiny villages up north in Russia. The West only knew about those, because some defected Soviet cartographers noticed that, on the newer Soviet maps, those villages were no longer on the maps. The former villages have signs that say, "Keep your windows rolled up, and drive through as quickly as possible."

MargeCat
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post #14 of 23
Chernobyl was tradgic. It did teach us some things though. The big turning point for the US was Three Mile Island. No one ever talks about it but most people remeber it.
It happened March 28, 1979, granted no deaths occurd or serious injuries but it is the only recored of Nuclear Meltdown that I know of on US soil. Thanks to this happening our govenrment can say that a disaster of the caliber of Chernobyl won't hapen here.

Three Mile Island Fact Sheet
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-co...mile-isle.html

Chernobyl Fact Sheet
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-co...chernobyl.html
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by KarmasMom View Post
Chernobyl was tradgic. It did teach us some things though. The big turning point for the US was Three Mile Island. No one ever talks about it but most people remeber it.
It happened March 28, 1979, granted no deaths occurd or serious injuries but it is the only recored of Nuclear Meltdown that I know of on US soil.

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-co...mile-isle.html

I indeed remember--I was a kid at the time, and we were the next group scheduled for evacuation. Luckily, it was contained first. The only thing we were worried about was how we were going to take Mika, our cat, and her 4 newborn kittens with us! She had just given birth a week or less before 3 Mile Island.

MargeCat
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by MargeCat View Post
I think the reactor, etc. has been encased in whatever they use for that, and is not safe until either 200 or 400 years from that date. I'm not sure, please feel free to correct me!

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from what i have been reading try about 50,000 years... at least 600 year to be within the tope range that is safe for people

and the encasing aroudn teh reactor i think was in the process of being re-encased again, as the first one was starting to fall apart.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
from what i have been reading try about 50,000 years... at least 600 year to be within the tope range that is safe for people

and the encasing aroudn teh reactor i think was in the process of being re-encased again, as the first one was starting to fall apart.
Thanks! I'm not sure where I heard the 200-400 years; I know it had somehting to do with atomic/nucelar stuff--perhaps it was Tunguska?

MargeCat
post #18 of 23
Even though no one died in Three Mile Island there is a lot of research being done on the children who were exposed to it. I went to school with a girl who was affected by the accident, and she had to go in to a doctor once a year for follow up to make sure that she was okay. As far as I know she hasn't seen any ill effects now, but she is being very closely watched because of it.
post #19 of 23
People live inside the dead zone already. http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1223-06.htm

There was a place across the highway from my hometown where they did lots of research (it's by Wright-Patt AFB) and my physics teacher had to quit her job there because she was exposed to too much radiation. Then they found out that the radioactive waste that was buried in the ground had been leaking into the water.

It's everywhere. Some people think all thyroid cancers are caused by radiation.
post #20 of 23
That was incredible...I looked at every single picture. Thanks for sharing that!

It scares me to think what we humans may do to ourselves...
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Even though no one died in Three Mile Island there is a lot of research being done on the children who were exposed to it. I went to school with a girl who was affected by the accident, and she had to go in to a doctor once a year for follow up to make sure that she was okay. As far as I know she hasn't seen any ill effects now, but she is being very closely watched because of it.
I'm from southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia/tristate /"Barry Bridge" area), high school class of 1975, and you wouldn't believe how many guys I went to high school with who subsequently died of testicular cancer following Three Mile Island's "China Syndrome Incident".
post #22 of 23
She has the most interesting site that I've visited in a l-o-n-g while! I've spent several hours over the last couple of days, clicking on links and downloading and viewing her video clips. Fascinating stuff. It has even encouraged me to do other Google searches about stuff mentioned on her site. I sent the link to my dad, and he'd absolutely fascinated by it too. I think I remember seeing something about her site on the Discovery Channel about 4 or 5 years ago. This time I've bookmarked it, so I can go back to read it again. Thanks for posting the link!

Pookie
post #23 of 23
What a very interesting read! Thank you for posting the link.
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