Visit Sunny Chernobyl: Author Says Nuclear Meltdown Good for the Environment
2012 07 16
By Aaron Dykes | Infowars.com
Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, author and environmentalist Andrew Blackwell heralded the beauty of Chernobyl, a man-made disaster, now a wasteland, where he found a shining desolate place that humans had vacated, and now returned to nature.
Part of a ‘love letter to pollution,’ Blackwell discusses his book Visit Sunny Chernobyl, sounding off in poetic language “Paradoxically, perversely, the accident may actually have been good for this environment.”
Listen to the nterview with Andrew Blackwell here.
From NPR’s website:
“Because it’s [a] quarantined, radioactive zone, everyone has left a long time ago, and very few people spend any time there,” he tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz. “You’ve got to go in spring, obviously, and it’s just full of trees and birds and insects. And it’s sort of become this huge, accidental wilderness preserve.”
In a way, nature has taken over.
“The birds and the bees and the animals and the wolves are not aware, and/or don’t care about radioactive contamination the way we do,” Blackwell says. “There’s nothing like it, and it’s an absolutely unique place, and most of it is just flat-out beautiful.”
Blackwell observes a synergy between nature and the radioactive contamination: “So it’s not just a place that has been contaminated with radiation and radioactive particles. They are sort of in it, which is another thing that makes it so incredibly fascinating … the ecosystem itself has sort of incorporated that pollution.”
Street art at Chernobyl site.
Yes, with Fukushima still falling out, we are again witnessing the celebration of harmful and destructive nuclear disasters– now salvaged as an environmentalist’s ironic, symbolic victory-from-disaster. For all hopes of scaling back the scourge of civilization, Nature seems at peace with nuclear dead zones, if this author’s account is any indication.
Read the full article at: infowars.com
Ed Note: Oh, how beautiful, that Chernobyl legacy of suffering and pain...
Also tune into Red Ice Radio:
Helen Caldicott - Fukushima & Nuclear Energy
James Corbett - Hour 1 - Fukushima Disaster Update
Matthew Stein - Hour 1 - When Technology Fails & Six Civilization Busters
The Battle of Chernobyl (Documentary)
Chernobyl - The Taste of Wormwood
The 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl (Video)
Japan raises nuke crisis severity to match Chernobyl
Germany’s radioactive boars a legacy of Chernobyl
Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011
Chernobyl: Life in the Dead Zone (Video, part 1)
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