My Humble Beginnings of Anti-Nuclear Warriorship for Mother Earth…

April 11, 2013 – Humboldt County, Northern California

“Our world is faced with a crisis that has never before been envisaged in its whole existence… The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift towards unparalleled catastrophe.” –  Albert EinsteinBulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 1946

I suppose my interest in radioactivity and its dangers really began with a nightmare, somewhere around the 2nd week of April in 1986.  Almost to this day, 27 years ago.

It was a very strange dream that stood out from all the others…   Much much later, I reflected on it and wrote this down:

The blue glow of an operational nuclear reactor. This is effect is called Cherekov radiation, and happens in a similar fashion to how a sonic bang is produced with a jet engine. Here, neutrons are refracted against the cooling pool, changing wave lengths. Image Source:  Science Moment Of The Day (on Tumblr)

The blue glow of an operational nuclear reactor. This is effect is called Cherekov radiation, and happens in a similar fashion to how a sonic bang is produced with a jet engine. Here, neutrons are refracted against the cooling pool, changing wave lengths.
Image Source: Science Moment Of The Day (on Tumblr)

“In the dream I was sitting on a chair, descending into blue glowing water inside a huge steel-enforced concrete building.   Something was melting through the Earth’s crust…  I was spinning and terrified.  The word ‘radioactive’ kept going through my mind…  I had no idea what it meant.  The water was in danger…  I was overwhelmed with emotion.  I didn’t know what any of it meant. This was not an ordinary dream.  It shook me to the core.  I woke up soaked in sweat with my heart pounding loudly, wondering, “whát ís thát, ‘radio-activity’?”

I was 11 years old then, a thousand miles away, growing up in Belgium.   Less than two weeks later the meltdown of a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, Ukraine (then part of the USSR) was announced on television.  It had happened, just days earlier, on April 26, 1986 and the radioactive dust particles traveled all over the planet, seriously contaminating large parts of Europe.  (For a comparison, see my Fukushima-Chernobyl Fallout Map Comparison, my ‘Remember Chernobyl‘ page (work in progress), and for more recent Fukushima disaster info: Fukushima Radiation Fallout Maps for the United States).

! –> Watch The True Battle of Chernobyl Uncensored – Documentary, highly recommended:

Much later the president of the Soviet Union (former chief of the secret service KGB), Mikhail S. Gorbachev said that,

“Chernobyl opened my eyes like nothing else: it showed the horrible consequences of nuclear power, even when it is used for non-military purposes. One could now imagine much more clearly what might happen if a nuclear bomb exploded. According to scientific experts, one SS-18 rocket could contain 100 Chernobyls.  The nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, . . .  even more than my launch of Perestroika [a set of reforms he initiated], was perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union five years later. Indeed, the Chernobyl catastrophe was an historic turning point: there was the era before the disaster, and there is the very different era that has followed.” – Daily Times (Pakistan), April 17, 2006)

As I watched the news about Chernobyl I turned red in the face and sat in horror as experts discussed how the reactor’s core could melt through the foundation and travel through the Earth’s crust, potentially contaminating ground water over vast regions.  {By the way, as I reported way back in May 2011, this nightmare scenario may be unfolding in Japan… See also under ‘credible sources’, HERE.}  Back in the USSR, hundreds of workers sacrificed their lives and health to reinforce the foundation to keep this from happening, successfully.  Half a million people labored to bring the disaster to relative stability.   The present failing sarcophagus, hastily constructed by Chernobyl liquidators after that “beyond-design-basis accident”, is slowly being replaced by a safer container, still not finished, and also rather temporarily.  It still contains enough radioactivity to make all of Europe uninhabitable.

It’s heavy stuff, I know.  Some more current info:  Have a look at my maps of nuclear reactors around the world.  Ponder the madness of key players (with lots of embedded links) pushing for nuclear energy expansion, check out the current 67 new nuclear reactors under construction,  and ponder the complete lack of monitoring in vast regions of North America (see also my blogposts here and here)…  You can follow nuclear news through these alternative news outlets.  

The situation is extremely serious.  We are, as a planet, as a global interconnected community of human beings, and with all our relations in the animal and plant kingdoms, currently at nuclear gun point.  It will take a concerted effort involving millions of people to turn this around.

More blog posts to come.  Peace.

[Last edited April 11, 2013 – 1:40 pm Pacific Standard Time]

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