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At TMI, most of the contamination was gas or water, thank the lord, so that the land around the reactor wasn't poisoned. The river and air contamination was brief, and both don't stick around to be measured.
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How the fuck did this turn into a nuclear meltdown thread?
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robinson wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:33 pm
Why would anyone make up anything about TMI? It was almost as bad as it gets. Contamination of surrounding habitat, loss of a reactor and building, and a huge fucking radioactive mess nobody even knows how to clean up is pretty much exactly what has happened in every single reactor disaster.

And there have been a lot of reactor disasters.
Maybe when they design a reactor it should be contained in a large concrete pit so that if it melts down or whatever, all they have to do is fill the fucker with a concrete and lead mixture.

Problem solved.
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ed wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:58 pm
all they have to do is fill the fucker with a concrete and lead mixture.
Hahahahahaha
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But again, that doesn't really provide the evidences I asked for.

And I'm done going 'round with you on this. Produce your facts or go fuck yourself.


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If you don't already know the facts, then the MIC has done it's job well
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Evasion noted.

You have a perfect opportunity to enlighten, but like a piss poor marksman, you just can get the arrow to the target.

But thanks for playing. :)
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sparks wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:47 am
but like a piss poor marksman, you just can get the arrow to the target.
Grammar error noted
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Evasion noted.
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sparks wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:56 pm
I say we open up the Chernobyl reactor and let them march into it. Could be a good thing for Fukushima too.
Visitors at Chernobyl can now tour the control room, where radiation levels could be 40,000 times higher than normal

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  • Visitors are now permitted to enter the control room of Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Some of the decisions made in that room contributed to the worst nuclear accident the world has ever seen.
  • The control room was previously off-limits to tourists, who are only allowed to view certain spots in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
  • But Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky recently made Chernobyl an official tourist attraction in an attempt to change the area's negative reputation.
https://www.businessinsider.com/chernob ... ?r=US&IR=T

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Looks just like it does in the miniseries. They did a good job of re-creating the scene of the crime(s).
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Was that pic taken at Auschwitz? Or at a themed exhibit somewhere else?

The wax dummy Hitler somehow suggests Japan to me.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Was that pic taken at Auschwitz? Or at a themed exhibit somewhere else?

The wax dummy Hitler somehow suggests Japan to me.
Museum yanks Hitler exhibit that was a selfie magnet

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There doesn't seem to be many attractions based on Nazis and the whole German WWII thing
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That sentence structure seems wrong, but I am too tired to try and correct it
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From 2017:
Poland’s WWII museum under political bombardment

In Gdańsk, the battle for country’s future is waged in the past.

GDAŃSK, Poland — So sure was the staff of Poland's new Museum of the Second World War that the country's government would not like it, that it was advertised with the slogan, "See it before they close it.”

They were right to be wary of the government's reaction.

Since the museum opened its doors in March, its director, Paweł Machcewicz, has lost his job and the museum has been combined with another institution. The new director is expected to change the exhibits to make them focus more on Polish suffering in the war.

The original idea for the museum was to break with the tradition of talking about the war through a uniquely national perspective. Machcewicz is now threatening to sue if the government alters the museum. “Interfering in the exhibition is a barbarity and an absolutely political gesture,” he said.

The dispute over the museum isn’t simply an issue for historians and archivists. It roughly reflects the split in the country as a whole between Poland's mostly urban liberals who ran the show until two years ago and the nationalist, Euroskeptics from the Law and Justice party (PiS) who hold the reins today.

As often in Poland, the fight over the past is in reality one over the future direction of the country.
https://www.politico.eu/article/polands ... mbardment/ for the details.

TL/DR: the museum should "show the Polish point of view", i.e. that they "suffered the most" (and forget some nasty things they did – cue Maus).