That’s what prompted the question. There was a piece on BBC Mundo (in Spanish) which I was reading yesterday. It was all about the ‘pueblos fantasmas’ (ghost towns) of Fukushima and Chernobyl but it didn’t focus on how they might be cleansed - probably because I now know it’s impossible thanks to Blue Moon. I often say to the Mrs that you can find out anything you want on here and this proves it. :)Was a piece on the beeb early yesterday morning. They have started removing top soil at Fukushima and rebuilding towns for those displaced. Not quite sure I would be snapping up one.
Guess that’s the end of this thread then! Thanks for posting the answer....if only I could understand it!!! It is baffling how such a toxic and potentially deadly industry was allowed to become established in the world but I guess that’s a whole new thread.
It’s the risk perception that’s the issue. From a health/pollution statistics perspective, a nuclear plant is far better than a coal fired station.Sort of like air travel in that it's statisticaly very safe, but on the very rare occasions it goes wrong it's catastrophic.
Radioactivity damages your cells by bombarding them with decaying atoms and you don't even know it's happening. In the Chernobyl disaster a lot of firefighters attending the explosion scene had no idea that they were stood next to an open radioactive bomb. Quite a few of them died within a few days.Chernobyl and Fukushima remain ghost towns and will continue to be so for hundreds of years. Why hasn’t there been better research into how to neutralise radioactive waste? Is it impossible? Can it not be treated with something? Forgive my ignorance but I’ve looked on Google and nobody is asking these questions. What is it that makes something radioactive anyway and why is it so deadly?
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