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    Default Motorcycle ride through the "dead zone" Chernobyl

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    awesome find.

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    Amazing stuff. Thanks for posting this. And to think it could have been even worse!

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    I had chills surfing this site, I think it would be very powerful to visit there. I commend that women her courage and website.
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    We could only imagine what it would be like to be in her shoes on a day like that.
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    Chilling, very chilling. :(
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    Originally posted by pixiedave
    I had chills surfing this site, I think it would be very powerful to visit there. I commend that women her courage and website.
    My feelings exactly. Very thought provoking.

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    Wow. Do you think she will pay a price in the future??
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    Cool link. She may be a little ill at the end of the day or week, but I doubt any lasting effects would be present....it is just the course of a day. Then again, I havn't went and played in a nuclear fallout area lately.

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    Very interesting.

    Thanks so much for the link.
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    Originally posted by dorokusai
    Cool link. She may be a little ill at the end of the day or week, but I doubt any lasting effects would be present....it is just the course of a day. Then again, I havn't went and played in a nuclear fallout area lately.
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    Fascinating site...Thanks for the link.
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    club polk trip anyone?
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    that's messed up...really disturbing...
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    I could see Eddie selling his SDA 1.2TL's to one of those few remaining in the area...... armor all and all

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    :D

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    man hat was a great but disturbing story. very cool link
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    Very chilling pictures. I saw this link on another forum yesterday... it appears to be making the rounds.

    I live about 15 minutes away from a 2 reactor nuke plant.... everywhere you go you see emergency sirens up on poles. They're in the strangest places sometimes.... but they're required to have adequate coverage so if there was ever a plant emergency, everyone within 10 miles would know it. I've never heard them, but I bet those sirens are LOUD.
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    Wow, that was one hell of a link, I couldn't stop I had to go all the way through to the end. How did you come across it? Really puts what problems we had or have during the course of our day in it's place. That girl has some balls to even attempt such a thing but seems she did her homework in understanding the beast before entering.
    On a lighter note, if memory serves me right ScottVamp has a rocket that I'm sure would give hers a run for it's money.

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    Originally posted by ATCVenom
    I could see Eddie selling his SDA 1.2TL's to one of those few remaining in the area...... armor all and all
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    Very powerful in two respects: the disaster itself and the time-capsule peek at Soviet Russia.

    One thing that struck me was how close to the reactor she was able to get. Where's security? That lil' puppy is still hot.

    Also was reminded of the segment on 60 minutes (I'm pretty sure I have the right show, but may have been an HBO special) on the Russian team that engineered the encasing of the reactor. Part of "the job" was inspection of the core and all died within a matter of years of various cancers and other radiation induced illnesses. Very brave men who knew their fate when they took on the task.

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    Wow, hat a "great" read...if you want to call it that. What a brave soul she is. Glad to see someone out there that is telling that story. I wonder what some of those few remaining residents have to say. 3,500 that refused to leave and only 400 remain.


    I remember watching the History Channel a few years ago, and they had a documentary on Chernobyl. What pissed off the US and the rest of the world was that the Russians tried to keep it secret, but they were caught when some Finnish or Swedish (I cannot remember) nuclear reactor workers went to work (wherever.... Finland or Sweden) they always checked them for radiation, it was procedure. Well all of their workers came in one day for work(about 10 days after the initial incident)and they all went off like radiation popcicles. The Finns or Swedes could not figure what was going on, and they initially thought they had a reactor leak, but they soon found out that was not true. Scary though how it did not take but less than 2 weeks for the nuclear winds to reach else where, and basically infect that part of the world.
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    Cool link Ron-P, thanks. It makes you realize how good we have it here in the United States. We are really spoiled as compared to the rest of the world -- and all a lot of us do is complain about what we still need!

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    It was on rense.com a few days ago.

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    I had seen that a few days ago and sent the link along to several friends. Very interesting stuff. I find the amounts of exposure she reported to be extremely low. She'll feel nothing as a consequence of the doses she reports.

    She reports her unit of dose in micro-roentgens whereas most dosimetry I've seen has recorded in milli-roentgens or milli-REM. It wasn't that unusual for me to receive 100 milli-roentgens or more in a week (and, on occasion, in an hour). So she is no danger so long as she avoids hot-spots and it seems she does.

    A terrible tragedy shown from a personal perspective that really brings the impact home. Be thankful commercial nuclear plants in this country do not use carbon reflectors in the core and have very substantial containment buildings. TMI melted the core to rubble and not one person was killed.
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    Of course let's not forget about Three Mile Island...not really in the same league though is it???
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    Nobody died from 3-mile island.

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