Friday, August 13, 2010

CHERNOBYL - THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING


I suspect that this girl hasn't forgotten the word Chernobyl, so it was interesting to hear today that the nuclear leak from the Russian power station meltdown 24 years ago was back in the news. She was one of numerous deformed children born after the disaster, cared for at the Rechitsa orphanage in Belarus, the area worst hit by the radiation leak all those years ago.

But when it comes to nuclear leaks, the phrase "all those years ago" in a human context is so badly out of place, as the fires in Russia today reached areas still riddled with radiation - and throwing plumes of radioactive ash back into the air, spreading the poison hundreds of miles across Europe once again.

Just as I reported on this blog four years ago, cancers from the leak have killed 20,000 people in the UK alone. But alas, the war on terror is still in place, but the war on nuclear power disappears in the usual bluster of political careers and a race to get rich before we die.

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, one of those power-hungry Liberals who would rather put his head between his legs and sniff his own arse crack than look at himself in the mirror, has in recent weeks told the press there are communities in this country hungry for a new nuclear power stations, and is about to embark on the biggest nuclear programme the UK has ever seen.

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