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Eco-Logic

Fri, Mar 18, 2022 14:30 PM

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Hosts: Ken Gale, Donna Stein
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  • NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS YOU NEVER HEARD OF. Kyshtym, Church Rock, and Others. When Russia turned off the power to the Chernobyl nuclear plant during their invasion of Ukraine, our first thought was of the 1957 Kyshtym nuclear explosion disaster in the Soviet Un -
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NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS YOU NEVER HEARD OF. Kyshtym, Church Rock, and Others. When Russia turned off the power to the Chernobyl nuclear plant during their invasion of Ukraine, our first thought was of the 1957 Kyshtym nuclear explosion disaster in the Soviet Union. We knew that we needed to do a show relating Kyshtym with the current war and today's nuclear reactors--an Eco-Logic and TheEnvironmentTV show on nuclear accidents most people have never heard of would be compelling. Cooling radioactive waste remains an issue at so many reactors. Most people don't know that nuclear reactors need outside power to operate safely and keep the waste from exploding. It's never over just because these plants are “close”. Most people have never heard of Kyshtym and other accidents. We almost lost Detroit—yes, there was a nuclear accident just 30 miles away at the Fermi nuclear reactor. There have been too many disasters that go unreported, such as Rio Puerco/Church Rock, Brown's Ferry, Millstone, Ginna, Davis-Besse, Windscale, Idaho Falls, Vermont Yankee...

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