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  22:23:07  25 April 2016
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100RadsBar - Formerly known as LoboTheMan


On forum: 06/03/2009
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30 Years ago.....

The 26th of April is near, and this year it will be 30 years since the accident at Chernobyl.
I still remember the weeks, and months after the disaster, and the all the precautions we had to take due to the fallout drifting across Europe.
I was 12 years old at the time of the disaster. That summer we were more indoors than usual.

For me personally this day I think of the brave men that gave their lives to contain the disaster, and commend them for their bravery, and sacrifice.
  08:35:01  26 April 2016
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Don Reba
Bishop and Councilor of War


On forum: 12/04/2002
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That day I was 90 km away in Belarus, a 2-year-old visiting his grandmother. I was whisked away as soon as it became known that something happened in Chernobyl. In later years I kept visiting during summers, but people had Geiger counters, and I was told not to play in the sandbox or other areas of elevated radiation.
  12:07:42  26 April 2016
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Senior Resident

On forum: 03/02/2011

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I was 19 y.o. back then and it was during my military service ( army engineers).I was in Turnu Magurele, a small city in southern Romania,close to the Danube river. We learn about it on april 27,but the civilian population heard only rumors. Only around may 1st the media said something about an ''accident'' at an ''nuclear-electrical'' facility in Soviet Union.
Later, lots of measures were taken to protect the population and live stock , including the administration of potassium iodide in some areas, mostly in north-east.
  23:29:25  30 April 2016
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Tejas Stalker
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On forum: 05/12/2007
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30 Years ago.....

I was in my 6th and final year of Military Service. Two years earlier
I had ended my active service onboard a Nuclear Powered Submarine
so I was quite familiar with Radiation, the dangers, the exposure limits.
I knew from this moment that Nuclear Energy would never be the same.

  00:49:55  1 May 2016
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The Artist


On forum: 06/13/2007
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I was 9 and in my second grade of primary school. I saw it on the news and they considered handing iodine pills. That ofcouse, I never saw any of it.

It wasn't until there was internet and Discovery & National Geographic channel that I knew more what really happened. Also, it wasn't until the Stalker game that I knew about the Liquidators, the true heros who prevented worse.
  08:07:14  7 May 2016
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Tejas Stalker
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On forum: 05/12/2007
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30 Years ago.....

Here's all the videos I posted at the Backwater Bar for the 30th Anniversary:

Chernobyl 'Liquidators' Make A Bitter Return:

Krasnapolle: Living In The Fallout Of Chernobyl

The Chernobyl Disaster: How It Happened

Chernobyl: Land Of Milk And Honey?

Chernobyl Engineers Revisit Their Control Center, 30 Years Later

Living Off Irradiated Land

Guarding Against Chernobyl's Radioactive Forest Fires

Soviet Media: Sanitizing Chernobyl

Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster

Ukraine Marks 30th Anniversary Of Chernobyl Disaster

The Guide Smuggling Tourists into Chernobyl

Rites of mourning in Ukraine, as well as that Chernobyl verse in the Book of Revelation

WATCH: Inside Chernobyl: Five year project documents disaster site

The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl's Irradiated Forest

Chernobyl's Ring Of Fire: Signs Point To Rising Risk

Liquidators Live With Legacy Of Chernobyl

Documentary Tells Tale of Chernobyl Returnees

Why the Chernobyl Nuclear Ruins Are a 20th-Century Pompeii

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