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Stumbled Upon: Still think nuclear power is the lesser of the evils?

Good lord! This came up in StumbleUpon: Chernobyl Today: A Creepy Story Told in Pictures. Go there if you dare. And don’t miss the link to the oral history about the Chernobyl event.

I remember when Chernobyl happened, and also remember receiving the news that milk (human and bovine) and other  products in North America were contaminated by the radioactivity that blew over this continent in the weeks and months following the event. Although (thank God) we were not as hideously affected as the people who lived near the plant (if hundreds of miles away can be called “near”), I can recall responding with the same fatalism: there’s nothing we can do about it, so why should we worry?

Yeah. Why, indeed?