posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Unvarnished
reply to post by Agit8dChop
I would definitely like to take a journey across Europe and see how everything goes.
Kinda frightens me that you might think that Chernobyl is somehow typical for Europe or something
Anyway, yes i remember when it happened...and assuming that MOST of you guys here are American you might probably not understand what a HUGE impact
this accident had in Europe - even if most of the Western European countries where 1000s of miles away from where the accident happened.
The weather at that time brought all that #### down with the rain, i try to remember how it was..but i think Finland and northern Europe was affected
the most, but that #### also rained down as far as Germany. RADIOACTIVE RAIN, so to speak!
I remember actually joking about this back in the days, we were out in a park and it started to rain. The next day we heard on the news that on this
particular day the measured levels of fallout or whatever was in the rain were very high in particular. And this was in Germany, 900 mls from
There were also other effects, like people were told not to eat certain plants, mushrooms etc..etc..
I also want to point out that people really need to realize this was only ONE accident, and how many people died in the wake of this...and what
ramifications this has and STILL has including dangerous radiation level which can be measured now, 25 years after this one single accident.
Such an accident happening anywhere in the States or Western Europe it would be an incredible catastrophe.
I was also shocked to learn that some Americans did NOT know what happened there (for example my ex who had no clue what Chernobyl is)....which is
ironic knowing that MANY nuclear plants in the states are in very dense populated areas...or close to them. I think many really do not realize the