1 comment for “Revisiting Chernobyl

  1. s c miller
    6 Apr 19 at 8.41 am

    You posted the wrong, quote, imo. I prefer, “Part of what it means to actually live in a post-Chernobyl world is to accept that our most vital infrastructure is always threatened; that the threats it poses are always disproportionately affecting a society’s most vulnerable citizens; and that its threats are always downplayed by a society’s most powerful and directly responsible members, out of ignorance and fear.

    “That’s the lesson of Chernobyl. ”

    And Flint, of course. And before both of them the 1965 black-out of the northeast US. Now large parts of our commerce and pleasure apparently depend on satellites’ timing functions that require significant equipment resets every 19 years, one of which takes place today. hmmm, the lesson of the 1965 blackout might be even more apt, when “threats are always downplayed by a society’s most powerful and directly responsible members” was sharply demonstrated.

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