Monthly Archives: April 2011

Video: Chernobyl Elementary School, Central Square

It’s been 25 years since the meltown at Chernobyl and the abandoned town of Pripyat still echoes with tragedy.  Those of you who saw our virtual tour via our blog posts of April 4 and April 6 would already have … Continue reading

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Radiation 101: What is it, how much is dangerous, and how does Fukushima compare to Chernobyl?

Our last blog post about Chernobyl generated a lot of interest among our friends, but seemed to raise more questions than it answered. Many people asked for more basic information about radiation and more comparisons between Chernobyl and Japan, and safe levels versus dangerous levels. In light of that, we have compiled this follow-up post. Continue reading

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Virtual Tour of Chernobyl

Take a virtual tour of Chernobyl and the ghost city of Pripyat at the Blacksmith Institute blog. Continue reading

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Vietnam’s Toxic “Craft” Villages

When an American plane went down in North Vietnam during the war, the story goes that a villager knew how to smelt down the plane for valuable aluminum. And that was how the aluminum village began. Today, it is one … Continue reading

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