25th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster – Part 2

26 04 2011

Belarus, Ukraine and Russia mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl on April 26.

This is the world’s worst nuclear accident and classified as a level 7.

It happened on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine).

Large quantities of radioactive contamination was released into the atmosphere that spread over much of the Western Russia and Europe.

Now we are facing another level 7 nuclear disaster – the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster.

(Please >>>click here<<< to read my post on Fukushima Daiichi disaster.)

I think that nuclear power is efficient but very, very, very dangerous.

These photos show before and after view of Pripyat, a beautiful city that had to be abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on April 7, 2011, shows before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011, shows before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011, shows before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011, shows before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011, shows before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on February 24, 2011, shows before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011 (bottom), shows the before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

Please >>> click here <<< for ’25th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster – Part 1′.





25th Anniversary Of Chernobyl Nuclear Accident – Part 1

25 04 2011

These are the photos of the ghost city of Prypiat.

The city was abandoned since 25 years ago because of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident on April 26, 1986.

The city used to be very nice and beautiful but now it looks so sad, ugly and scary.

I think that we should stop building new nuclear power plant because it can be very, very dangerous.

(Please click here for my post on ‘Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster’).

Nuclear power plant can cause dangerous nuclear radiation if a disaster happen and a big area has to be abandoned for a long, long time. 

A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant March 31, 2011. Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl, the place where the worlds worst civil nuclear accident took place, on April 26. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat, with a sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the background March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

An empty swimming pool is seen in the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant April 4, 2011. Engineers are still struggling to regain control of damaged reactors at the Fuskushima plant after last months earthquake and tsunami, in the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986, with the government urging the operator of the plant to act faster to stop radiation spreading. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A childs gas mask and a shoe are seen at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, April 4, 2011.

Newspapers from March 1986 with a picture of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin are seen in an empty building in the abandoned town of Pripyat, in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant March 31, 2006. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near Chernobyl nuclear power plant April 15, 2011 REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A photo album and a gas mask are seen inside a kindergarten in the ghost town of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in this April 13, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files

Toys are seen scattered on the floor inside a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is seen near in the abandoned city of Prypiat April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich







Cool Off In The Hot Weather-Photos

18 07 2010

It is a very hot summer almost everywhere.

Just a few months ago, it was freezing in Florida, U.S.A.!

A blanket of ice covers strawberries Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Plant City, Fla. Farmers spray their crops to help protect them against the cold temperatures. Temperatures in the area dipped into the mid-20's, and farmers are working to salvage millions of dollars' worth of strawberries and other crops. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Now Japan, Serbia, Germany, Italy, U.S.A.,Hungary, Russia and Poland are being hit by very hot weather and heat wave.

And people get into the rivers, fountains, beaches, sprinkles and others places where there are water to cool off 🙂

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In Belgrade, Serbia people crowd a swimming pool to cool off Saturday,July 17,2010.

A boy enjoys splash at Tokyo park Saturday, July 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Kids play in a water park in Indianapolis, Friday, July 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Tubers float down the lower Salt River Friday, July 16, 2010 in the Tonto National Park in near Mesa, Ariz. Temperatures are expected to hit 115 today with an excessive heat warning for the Phoenix metro area. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Tourists cool down themselves in a fountain at the central Prague's Wenceslas Square.(AP Photo)

Cooling down at All-Russian Exhibition Centre, Moscow Friday July 16,2010. (AP Photo)

Cool off with a sprinkler system on the lawn of Mariannenplatz in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo)

Vitus the polar bear trying to cool off at a zoo in Budapest, Hungary. (AP Photo)

People cooling off in a fountain in central Moscow in Russia. (AP Photo)

A tourist cools off his head into a fountain in Rome's People square, Friday, July 16, 2010, as temperatures are expected to reach 38 Celsius degrees (100.4 Fahrenheit) over the week-end in central and northern Italy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A man swims in a fountain outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 16, 2010. A heat wave hit central Russia with temperatures rising above 30C (86F) breaking temperature records. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

Boys ride bicycles at a fountain try to cool themselves in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, about 1500 kilometers (900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 15, 2010.A heat wave hit central Russsia and Ural breaking temperature records going higher than 30 C (86 F). (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Cooling off in a fountain in Minsk, Belarus. (AP Photo)

People cool off at the Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica , Calif., Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The first significant heat wave of the year is expected to intensify Wednesday in Los Angeles with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 90s. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)





Latest List Of Airspace And Airport Closed (1942 GMT Saturday)

18 04 2010

Most airports in Europe are still closed and some may not be open on Monday.

Please click here for the new list of airport and airspace status as of 2030 GMT Sunday.

I got this latest list from Reuters.

I wonder when will this disaster ends?

Here is a list of countries affected as of 1942 GMT on Saturday:

BELGIUM – Airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Sunday. Main airline, Brussels Airlines, cancels all flights until Monday.

BELARUS – Airspace closed on Saturday for flights operating between 6,000 meters and 11,000 meters. Some routes east and south open.

BRITAIN – Airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Sunday. British Airways cancels all flights on Sunday.

DENMARK – Airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Sunday.

ESTONIA – Airspace closed until at least 2400 GMT Saturday.

FINLAND – Airspace closed until at least 1200 GMT Sunday.

FRANCE – Paris airports will be closed until at least 0600 GMT Monday, as will Nice and Marseille and northern airports. Toulouse, Montpellier, Pau, Tarbes, Biarritz and Perpignan remain open.

GERMANY – German airspace shut until at least 0600 GMT Sunday.

IRELAND – Airspace closed until at least 1200 GMT Sunday.

ITALY – Northern airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Monday.

LATVIA – Airspace closed Saturday.

NETHERLANDS – Airspace closed until at least 0600 GMT Sunday.

POLAND – Airspace closed since Friday, partial reopening possible on Sunday.

PORTUGAL – Airports operating for flights to and from everywhere other than northern Europe.

RUSSIA – All airports open.

SLOVAKIA – Airspace closed as of 1300 GMT on Friday.

SPAIN – Madrid airport open, but carrier Iberia cancels all its European flights except those to or from Portugal, southern Italy, Greece and Turkey. Seven airports in northern Spain were re-opened shortly 1900 GMT on Saturday after being closed at 1800 GMT.

SWEDEN – Airspace closed on Saturday.

SWITZERLAND – Airspace closed until at least 1200 GMT Sunday, except for aircraft able to fly at altitudes of 36,000 feet or higher.

UKRAINE – Kiev airport closed to flights until at least 1200 GMT Saturday. Airports in Lvov, Odessa, Donestsk, Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk also closed for an unspecified period.

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