They Should Have Said Beware The (soon after) Ides of April
Many awful things happened on and around my birthday in April. 1st being born on Hitler's birthday. There are many more, such as Columbine, the Titanic was on the 15th, Oklahoma City was on the 15th, and Deep Water Horizon in the gulf was right on my birthday. The one that sticks with me most is the Chernobyl Disaster.
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It happened when I was a little kid. My dad worked in radiation safety and even did studies at 3 Mile Island.
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The health effects of 3 Mile were nothing compared to Chernobyl. Standing on that bridge like so many did to watch the explosion at Chernobyl, everyone was exposed to near lethal doses of invisible, no smell radiation. The folks that lived within close range of 3 Mile were exposed to doses similar to that of a routine chest X-Ray.
Now we have the Fukushima I nuclear accidents. Please click HERE for the link to an eye opening info-graphic.
Check out this link even if it is a fake, the photos are real.
I think I'd actually like to visit the exclusion zone.