There’s lot’s of activity on the net about the 25th anniversary of the nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl, with a nice compendium of photos here at Boston.com.
And of course, it’s still not over. The containment needs rebuilding, and there’s danger of spread of radioisotopes due to burning of trees that contain them, with an
urgent call for a $13.5m (£8.28m) programme to prevent potentially catastrophic wildfires inside the exclusion zone surrounding Chernobyl’s ruined nuclear power plant.
The fear is that fires in the zone could release clouds of radioactive particles that are, at the moment, locked up in trees, held mainly in the needles and bark of Scots pines.
And still there are groups that want to build more.