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Ukraine to Open Chernobyl Area to Tourists in 2011
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/12/13/ukraine-open-chernobyl-area-tourists-1172479551/?test=latestnews ^

Posted on 12/13/2010 2:01:09 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

KIEV, Ukraine -- Want a better understanding of the world's worst nuclear disaster? Come tour the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Beginning next year, Ukraine plans to open up the sealed zone around the Chernobyl reactor to visitors who wish to learn more about the tragedy that occurred nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday.

Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swath of northern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people were resettled from areas contaminated with radiation fallout in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Related health problems still persist.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freaky; justdamn; sourcetitlenoturl; weird

1 posted on 12/13/2010 2:01:11 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Guess where we’re going this summer, hon...”


2 posted on 12/13/2010 2:02:30 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Red in Blue PA

Seems like a good thing to me.


3 posted on 12/13/2010 2:02:49 PM PST by allmost
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To: skeeter

“Let’s see, Rwanda or Chernobyl.....Rwanda or Chernobyl.”


4 posted on 12/13/2010 2:03:38 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Honey, should we take the kids to Disney next summer or Chernobyl?


5 posted on 12/13/2010 2:04:33 PM PST by jpf (http://flood-mybigmouth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I guess they will be offering a “glow in the dark” night tour...


6 posted on 12/13/2010 2:04:33 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I can see 2012 from my cubicle...)
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To: skeeter

I can’t wait to buy a chocolate-covered Elephant’s Foot in the gift shop.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 2:04:37 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ll be on that trip right after my island vacation to beautiful Bikini Atoll. There is nothing like and authentic microwave Luau while watching the glowing three headed fish swimming by.


8 posted on 12/13/2010 2:04:51 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“All the vacations to Haiti were booked? OK, let’s do Chernobyl.”


9 posted on 12/13/2010 2:05:19 PM PST by twister881
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chapter1.html


10 posted on 12/13/2010 2:08:20 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: Red in Blue PA

They need the tourist dollars.


11 posted on 12/13/2010 2:08:35 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Red in Blue PA

But what about the snorks?

Gratuitous STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl reference.


12 posted on 12/13/2010 2:08:42 PM PST by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Can I nominate NObama & Moooooochelle for the ribbon cutting?


13 posted on 12/13/2010 2:09:04 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Western Phil

Lol. I haven’t seen much of her since she was debunked.


14 posted on 12/13/2010 2:10:45 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, the little boy with three heads and eight legs should be almost 24 years old now. It would be fun to take the whole family to his sideshow.;-)


15 posted on 12/13/2010 2:11:58 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (The Obama platform: I inherited problems that were all BoooooshÂ’s fault, you racist teabagger!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I wonder if they'll serve fish


16 posted on 12/13/2010 2:14:48 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Very cool FR thread on Chernobyl - warning, lots of graphics:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2214361/posts


17 posted on 12/13/2010 2:15:04 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: Red in Blue PA
I'd go, but I don't want to go through airport security.
18 posted on 12/13/2010 2:17:09 PM PST by Never on my watch (This is a revolution d@mmit, we're going to have to offend SOMEbody! (Adams character - 1776))
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To: Red in Blue PA

More pictures:

Chernobyl Today: A Creepy Story told in Pictures

19 posted on 12/13/2010 2:24:25 PM PST by BBell
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To: Red in Blue PA

IMHO, the REAL reason for this AP article is to spin “very bad vibes” about nuclear energy, in general. The left wants all kinds of reasons to continue to not have nuclear energy expand its presence, throughout the U.S., forever, and, despite all of the pluses that expanding nuclear energy would really have throughout the entire U.S., the left will, forever, keep practicing, “Hell No!”, to nuclear energy expansion, throughout the U.S. Jeez, there are many socialist countries that continue to produce nuclear energy for themselves, but not in the U.S. Thank You, leftists-not!


20 posted on 12/13/2010 2:27:49 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: skeeter

lol. That was funny. I actually have been to Ukraine twice for three weeks each. If you go down south to Odessa, it is absolutely wonderful.


21 posted on 12/13/2010 2:30:00 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well I’m not uptight
Not unattracted
Turn me on tonight
Cause I’m radioactive
Radioactive

There’s not a fight
And I’m not your captive
Turn me loose tonight
Cause I’m radioactive
Radioactive

I want to stay with you
I want to play with you baby
I want to lay with you
And I want you to know

Got to concentrate
don’t be distractive
Turn me on tonight
Cause I’m radioactive
Radioactive
Radioactive
Radioactive


22 posted on 12/13/2010 2:31:28 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

And why is it the AP does this? Saudi money. Keep us energy serfs and they are moving to make us dhiminis.


23 posted on 12/13/2010 2:35:43 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: Red in Blue PA
For any Hudson & Landry fans....

"Book two to Chernobyl."

24 posted on 12/13/2010 2:39:53 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Red in Blue PA

Has it been 10,000 years already? It seems like just yesterday.


25 posted on 12/13/2010 2:41:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Can we start up a collection to send liberal environmentalists to go study the site for lengthy periods of time?


26 posted on 12/13/2010 2:43:25 PM PST by MeganC (January 20, 2013 - President Sarah Palin)
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To: Red in Blue PA

First, we have the Russians buying a Uranium mine in Wyoming...now the Ukrainians are opening up Chernobyl for tourism.

Crazy planet we live on.


27 posted on 12/13/2010 2:43:32 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global"...it means its bad for America)
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To: Red in Blue PA

well, I guess there is no downside to choosing the Body Scanner line if the flight is gonna land in Chernobyl...


28 posted on 12/13/2010 2:52:21 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TigersEye

“Has it been 10,000 years already? It seems like just yesterday.”

My thoughts exactly. So much for that theory.


29 posted on 12/13/2010 2:55:26 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek

This is a very interesting web-site, I looked at it for hours and there are many other places and things she tells stories of. A well spent afternoon reading this site.

Kiddofspeed - GHOST TOWN - Chernobyl Pictures -
Elena’s Motorcycle Ride through Chernobyl

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/


30 posted on 12/13/2010 3:55:01 PM PST by PROSOUTH ( Deo Vindice "God Will Vindicate")
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To: wolfcreek

This is a very interesting web-site, I looked at it for hours and there are many other places and things she tells stories of. A well spent afternoon reading this site.

Kiddofspeed - GHOST TOWN - Chernobyl Pictures -
Elena’s Motorcycle Ride through Chernobyl

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/


31 posted on 12/13/2010 3:55:12 PM PST by PROSOUTH ( Deo Vindice "God Will Vindicate")
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
IMHO, the REAL reason for this AP article is to spin “very bad vibes” about nuclear energy, in general.

You've got it John. The left, which includes our enemies outside the U.S., is capitalizing on the ignorance they have inculcated using their ownership of our media and much of our education system which began fifty years or more years ago.

People died at Chernobyl, between 18 and 40, because of a Communist government. Ancient graphite core reactor technology, similar to the experimental reactor built at Chicago by Fermi's group in the 1940s, was kept operating because it produced weapon's grade plutonium, and in spite of its being virtually without the safeguards of even Soviet plants. The plant would not have been built, but building a containment around the old design was too expensive. Besides, in Communist governments, theres is no authority to answer to.

Still, fewer died from the total meltdown of a non-commercial power plant with no containment vessel and manual emergency controls than die each year from the normal release of pollutents by a coal plant of equivalent size, about 200 each year. By far the most injuries at Chernobyl were caused by the dislocation of families, the disappearance of jobs, the broken families, the heart attacks, than were injured by the radiation release. The desolate fields happened because they were no longer watered. Public opinion killed far more than the plant's meltdown. That is why Russia has announced a plan to build 54 nuclear power plant over the next twenty years and China, 120+, during which period we might actually license one plant for operation. Holdren's crew of government subsidized "environmental" attorneys have lived lavishly while stymieing licensing of plans for reactors for decades, and intend to continue as we become dependents of the state. They are the reason France, over 90% nuclear electric, has the cleanist air in Europe, and is an electricity exporter. The cost of electricity in the U.S. is higher than electricity in France because our industry is lavishly supporting thousands of environmental lawyers and their support groups, subsidizing midwestern corn producers, and throwing away billions on utopian solar parking lots, while impoverishing the public and denying them the competitive advantage of clean, safe, cheap nuclear power.

No one has ever been hurt by the nuclear attribute of commercial nuclear power plants and that certainly cannot be said for solar or wind power. Lots have died falling off of roofs and ladders repairing or installing solar power and flying fractured wind turbines have killed a few, though far fewer than solar. Dead is dead, and the biggest and insoluble problem with these alternative proposals is the diffuse energy flux - you need stupendous facilities and stupendous storage to even dream of competing with nuclear, coal, natural gas, or hydro power. Nuclear is the future and there are many anarchists and communists who want to insure that there is no future for capitalism.

32 posted on 12/13/2010 4:47:59 PM PST by Spaulding
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To: RabidBartender

Thanks....bookmarked for review.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 6:35:07 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: napscoordinator

My great grand parents, dad’s side, are from Ukraine. They left right before the 1905 failed revolution. Made their way to Iceland. Granddad left for Canada in the teen’s, to Manitoba, the Ukraine settlements in Manitoba.

During the depression, my grandparents went between Canada and Minnesota for work (Winnipeg and Minneapolis). Some kids were born in the US, some in Canada, 5 kids in total. At one time, my grandma worked on a Mississippi riverboat as a waitress.

My dad got his US citizenship while serving in the US Navy. He was a Canadian born sibling. I find it all fascinating. I took Russian history in college. It’s a rich and interesting history.


34 posted on 12/13/2010 6:47:56 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: PROSOUTH

This is an interesting site on Detroit. If you’d like to spend a couple hours, this is fascinating. I know it’s not Chernobyl, but close.

http://detroityes.com/home.htm


35 posted on 12/13/2010 6:51:37 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: PROSOUTH

Thanks for posting the link, I’m still engrossed! It’s bookmarked. Amazing stuff.


36 posted on 12/13/2010 7:32:51 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: PROSOUTH

No kidding about what she’s got.

http://elenafilatova.com/

Thanks so much for the link, it’s a fabulous resource.


37 posted on 12/13/2010 8:53:03 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Red in Blue PA

I thought this thread was going to be satire. Now I find myself wondering who owns the “news of the weird” ping list or even “just damn”...


38 posted on 12/13/2010 10:28:32 PM PST by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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