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NEWS: Expert claims USSR made it rain over Belarus after Chernobyl

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posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 04:25 PM
A British expert who has been studying the world's worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl, has had his visa withdrawn and recieved a deportation order. He is said to have claimed that the Soviet Union seeded clouds to make it rain on Belarus rather than the USSR.
A British scientist who studied the Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet Union has been mysteriously deported from Belarus while on a lecture tour.

The decision to rescind his visa was made by the former Soviet republic's interior ministry.

Dr Alan Flowers, a specialist in radiology based at Kingston University, said he was being removed because of his contact with non-government groups.

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Dr Flowers is said to have colleagues that support and believe his theory although it is reported that they wouldn't dare admit this in public. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has put strict controls on the freedom of expression of the people of Belarus.

It appears that there is more to the story than we have been told about. When the incident happened back in April 1986, the Soviet Union appeared to come out from behind 'the iron curtain' and told the West. If this theory is true, it would now seem as if they actually weren't telling us the whole story.

What more could there be to the story of Chernobyl?

How could the USSR have controlled the weather?

[edit on 31-7-2004 by SkepticOverlord]

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 05:15 PM
Cloud seeding happens by introduces other particles into a cloud to serve as cloud condensation nuclei and aid in the formation of precipitation. There are three types of cloud seeding: static mode, dynamic mode, and hygroscopic seeding.

Static mode cloud seeding seeks to increase rainfall by adding ice crystals (usually in the form of silver iodide or dry ice) to cold clouds.

Dynamic mode cloud seeding increases rainfall by enhancing "vertical air currents in clouds and thereby vertically process more water through the clouds." Basically, in this method of seeding, a much larger number of ice crystals are added to the cloud than in the static mode.

In hygroscopic seeding, salt crystals are released into a cloud. These particles grow until they are large enough to cause precipitation to form. Clouds can be seeded from above with the help of airplanes that drop pyrotechnics, or from the ground by using artillery or ground-to-air rockets.

These techniques have been around for quite a while and this is propably what the USSR did to make the Chernobyl rains drop on Belarus instead of on them.

Cloud seeding techniques have been researched to help dry country's like Ethiopia to get more rain for their crops.

And offcource to help the modern world in case drought would happen on their own lands.

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 05:35 PM
The aside from making it rain on other peoples territory, at the time wasn't Belarus part of the CCCP? (I can't rember if they had left at that point). ANyway, could this been an attempt to force the fallout in the smoke to the ground by making it rain? Maybe they were trying to prevent the spread of airborn fallout?

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 05:37 PM
I've heard this before, and I can't say I oppose the idea. Consider how many lives round the globe this may have saved, if it had much effect. The radiation from Chernobyl is all round the world, perhaps it would have been much worse if this hadn't been done.

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 05:43 PM
The problem seems to exist in the fact that the USSR made this happen in Belarus, instead of on their own soil.

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 06:26 PM
I don't see what's wrong with it at leas the soviets tried to stop the fumes and airborne radiation from spreading. Also why such harsh treatment for the British scientist?

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 07:04 PM
we simply dont like british sc poking around our yard

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 08:18 PM

Originally posted by Mr A
we simply dont like british sc poking around our yard

The Russians are very very touchy about the whole Chernoble issue. Yes I agree it sucked to drop the radioactive particulates in Belarus, but, did they have a choice?

Think Back.... Its 1986, the Cold war is a few years from ending.
Belarus is part of the Soviet Union.
The CCCP leadership was desperate to coverup the accident. Kind of hard with a huge radioactive cloud heading towards western europe. In thier minds the casulties on the ground were less important that losing face. It also saved alot of people in Europe as well.

One thing overlooked was the courgage of the firefighters that brought the blaze under controll. They knew that by staying they would die. Yet 100's stayed and faught the flames and died for it. Kind of like the FDNY and the twin towers. How many would still have gone up? Reminds me of a quote from the movie backdraft: Funny thing is, there always firemen......

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