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07 Jun 2019 20:04 - 07 Jun 2019 20:05 #1 by Alan
Chernobyl was created by Alan
Brilliant series well worth watching.
Not just available on Sky Atlantic ;-)

One of HBO'S finest.

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07 Jun 2019 20:08 #2 by Dancingbear
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Very good programme. Totally agree Alan.

There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!
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07 Jun 2019 20:20 #3 by Waltero
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There are guided tours to the complex

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07 Jun 2019 20:38 #4 by CCU
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Waltero wrote: There are guided tours to the complex


Did one a few years back, fascinating...

(I'll fire some pics up in a few days, phones getting fixed at mo!)

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07 Jun 2019 20:51 #5 by PaddockRanger
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Why must Russian men wear reinforced under pants?
In case your knob (Chernobyl) fall out

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08 Jun 2019 11:49 #6 by Markovitch
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My knob might fall out if I find chernobyl had moved to my country

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09 Jun 2019 15:16 #7 by Urban Designer
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Best thing I've seen on TV for a long time.

The Battle of Chernobyl is also good on youtube. Funnily enough it then went onto a lecture by some us tutor who just repeated everything word for word making out it was his own research.

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09 Jun 2019 16:16 - 09 Jun 2019 16:19 #8 by CCU
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A few pics from the Tour i did:




















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09 Jun 2019 18:31 #9 by cufcmike
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I was going to watch it but heard of the scene with the dogs and opted against it. I can deal with people dying in tv/films no bother, but not dogs. Not even ashamed to admit that.
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09 Jun 2019 18:35 #10 by Markovitch
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In the evening all the cars and buses in the auto park glow bright blue. Low level radiation they have found makes people horny so the population is rocketing. The most dangerous is forest fires, the level of radiation can rise 400 times in 30 minutes

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09 Jun 2019 18:54 - 09 Jun 2019 22:26 #11 by Alan
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Great shots CCU looks very eiree i assume that new build is an over building for the destroyed reactor ?

How close are you to this ?

Is Radiation and contamination still a problem i only ask as when i worked at Sellafield we did work on building ajoined to Pile 1 (the building that caught fire) there were areas still cordened off aroudnd the build ing due to high levels of radiation .
That was a bit unnerving when health physics did their daily checks and you could hear the monitoring equiment going from a crackling sound to a continous squeal in the space of a few meters .

That incident was 1958 i think .
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09 Jun 2019 18:57 #12 by Sellafield_Toothy
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09 Jun 2019 19:01 #13 by Alan
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Sellafield_Toothy wrote:


:-D

Best Alimak in the uk in that shot stunning views over Irish Sea .
A geat vantage point .

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09 Jun 2019 19:07 #14 by Markovitch
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It's in the dust on the ground, that's why forest fires are so dangerous. Chernobyl was only the fourth most dangerous on the list when it went up. The one they built underneath ekaterinburg leaked so badly the dosometers they handed off were turned off because they made so much noise no one could work

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09 Jun 2019 19:07 #15 by Dancingbear
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There’s a programme on bbciplayer about them putting that cover in place Alan. Deffo worth a watch if your interested in that sort of stuff and assuming it’s still on there.

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09 Jun 2019 19:47 #16 by CCU
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Alan wrote: Great shots CCU looks very eiree i assume that new build is an over building for the destroyed reactor ?

How close are you to this ?

Is Radiation and contamination still a problem i only ask as when i worked at Sellafield we did work on building ajoined to Pile 1 (the building that caught fire) there were areas still cordened off aroudnd the build ing due to high levels of radiation .
That was a bit unerving when health physics did thier daily checks and you could hear the monitoring equiment going from a crackling sound to a continous squeal in the space of a few meters .

That incident was 1958 i think .


Yeah they were well on with covering the reactor when we went, it’s all complete now. We were in a car park which was only a couple of hundred yards from it.

The guide had a measuring unit, when we stopped at the nursery in the pics, it went off the scale when he moved from the road to the undergrowth.

There’s stuff lying about which hasn’t moved since the evacuation, we saw washing fluttering in the wind on a balcony on some flats, plenty of old adverts around Pripyat. The football ground has a forest where the pitch was now!

We were told the amount of radiation we’d pick up doing the tour was no different to being on a transatlantic flight. They do make you go through a scanner at the end of the tour, but it’s more for show I thought.

Was deffo worth doing, and can see a surge in popularity now following the TV Show - If anyone does do it, it’s likely cheaper to sort yourself than using some of the trips I’ve seen advertised in the last couple of weeks!

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09 Jun 2019 20:07 - 09 Jun 2019 20:08 #17 by Urban Designer
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The original cover to the reactor had a 30 year life - the latest state of the art one is expected to last 100 years.

The half life is about 250,000 years I think!

Another good documentary on youtube about Windscale fire of 58:

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09 Jun 2019 21:54 #18 by munchymagic
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Sir Richard Burton thought as much of Windscale as Silentone does to rail workers.

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09 Jun 2019 23:23 #19 by Flatcap
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Allegedly Chernobyl allowed Sellafield to bury a few skeletons.

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09 Jun 2019 23:40 #20 by PaddockRanger
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cufcmike wrote: I was going to watch it but heard of the scene with the dogs and opted against it. I can deal with people dying in tv/films no bother, but not dogs. Not even ashamed to admit that.


Totally agree. Although playing a part they are trained to do, it feels like an innocent life has been taken for no reason. Also, films that capture a dogs life are 1s i avoid. Marley and Me is heartbreaking because it depicts life for dog owners.

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10 Jun 2019 07:56 #21 by High Street
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Windscale fire was 1957.
Another good watch was ‘Inside Sellafield’ with Jim El-Ali. Occasionally pops up in BBC4.

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10 Jun 2019 18:37 #22 by Flatcap
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So it's been downgraded to a fire now, has it?

:-)

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10 Jun 2019 18:38 #23 by ExiledJock
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My father-in-law worked in nuclear. He says we have no idea how close we've come to major incidents. He's seen plenty people risk their lives to rescue a situation.

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10 Jun 2019 18:53 #24 by Taffy-P
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I’m sure that place gave me Thyroid cancer I ask the doctor He said don’t rule it out as we were expecting a spike in Thyroid cancers

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10 Jun 2019 19:05 #25 by Flatcap
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Radio active Iodine is one of the main culprits which cause Thyroid problems. A lot of it was released into the atmosphere during the Sellafield 'fire'.

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10 Jun 2019 19:47 #26 by Taffy-P
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Flatcap wrote: Radio active Iodine is one of the main culprits which cause Thyroid problems. A lot of it was released into the atmosphere during the Sellafield 'fire'.

Very true I was working at Keswick on a very wet day just after the disaster It was only about 10 years ago that some farms I know of one at Lowswater that still couldn’t sell their sheep into the food chain because of radiation

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11 Jun 2019 12:14 #27 by melbourneblues
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I thought those pictures were of West Cumbria.

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11 Jun 2019 13:39 #28 by ParcelPete
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I can see the likeness to Frizington to be fair.

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12 Jun 2019 09:14 #29 by pacirv
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It still beggars belief that we want to build new nuclear plants when we still can’t deal with waste in a safe way. I accept for a lot of people it’s about jobs, but the possibility of accidents or attacks should rule out continuing down this route.
This incident and the Japanese one should have acted as a warning. Although as a species we continue to ignore all warnings about all sorts as long as the rich continue to make bigger and bigger profits at the expense of the rest of us. Rant over.

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12 Jun 2019 11:01 #30 by Markovitch
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HInckley Point not only gives us radio active waste it will also give us the most expensive electricity in the world. We need it for Trident apparently.


The government has agreed a minimum price of £92.50 per megawatt hour (MWh) for electricity produced by Hinkley Point, the first new-build nuclear power plant in the UK since 1995. Under this agreement, if the usual wholesale price is lower, the consumer pays the difference in price. The current wholesale electricity price is around £42 per MWh, so the electricity consumer would pay EDF an extra £50 per MWh.

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