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April 30, 2018  

CHERNOBYL at 32 is the tragic theme of today’s sojourn in Solartopia.  

> We try to grasp the full meaning of a catastrophe that may have killed more than a million people, has created “zombie forests” that do not decay and has warped the genetic code of humans and other animals for generations to come.

> LINDA PENTZ-GUNTER, PAUL GUNTER and CINDY FOKKERS of BEYOND NUCLEAR dissect the horrendous radioactive landscape that has emerged from Chernobyl’s apocalyptic fallout.

> Among much more, downwind lands are still too radioactive to farm.  Wild as well as domesticated animals are too contaminated to consume.  And even after three decades the possibility of another major catastrophe at the Chernobyl site remains very real.

> These three brilliant, pathbreaking experts make it clear that in the wake of this horrifying disaster, which essentially brought down the Soviet Union, much of Europe has fled the “nuclear option” and gone rapidly to wind and solar.  Most importantly, Germany is on path to shut all its reactors by 2022 and to break into an advanced economy based entirely on renewables.  

> But with still more radioactive nightmares pouring into our air and water at Fukushima, and with things far from over in Ukraine, we can only shudder at what might happen if we fail to shut all reactors before the next Chernobyl hits our planet,

 
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