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Russia on Tuesday claimed to have reduced by half the area ablaze from its worst ever wildfires and averted any threat to a nuclear facility as a record heatwave finally relented.
Officials said the danger from a fire raging in a nature reserve close to Russia's biggest nuclear research centre had ebbed and troops who had been brought in to fight the blaze would be withdrawn.
Originally posted by babybunnies
Originally posted by skeptic_al
reply to post by gem_man
Just Tape all the Windows Up, Duck and Cover. Worked a treat in the
hahahahaha - and your school desk was going to protect you from the blast from a 250 MT bomb as well, right?
Originally posted by whoshotJR
Interesting that Chernobyl means wormwood and you have a project wormwood and also wormwood is used in the bible if my search powers are good.
"Rev 8:10-11 "And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."
Interesting that the water became bitter and men died of it.
I'm generally not one for quoting any religious texts but as of lately it sure seems much of the world and our many beliefs have a synchronicity.
The city is named after the Ukrainian word for mugwort or wormwood (Artemisia vulgaris), which is "chornobyl". The word is a combination of the words chornyi (чорний, black) and byllia (билля, grass blades or stalks), hence it literally means black grass or black stalks. That may signify burnt grass, perhaps prior to cultivation.