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(Guardian)   Sellafield, England described as the only place in England that still has 'easily affordable' housing. You might want to pack a Geiger counter in the moving van, though   (theguardian.com ) divider line
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2014-09-01 11:08:48 AM  
What the locals might look like.

www.cartoonbrew.com
 
2014-09-01 12:04:42 PM  
Been there, back when they used to give tours. I only have a slight glow now. The place used to be known as Windscale and was the scene of the UK's worst nuclear accident, so they changed the name. Later they built a plant to reprocess waste from power stations around the country into new fuel there. That was found to be leaky and shut down. Interesting place.
 
2014-09-01 01:34:09 PM  
Tschernobyl
Harrisburg
Sellafield
<s>Hiroshima</s>
Fukushima

*whonnnng*

Stop radioactivity
Is in the air for you and me
 
2014-09-01 01:43:17 PM  
Some Firms welcoming the chance :

http://youtu.be/3973tfsllqw
 
2014-09-01 02:45:05 PM  

DarKrow: Tschernobyl


Chernobyl. It's ch as in "spellcheck".
 
2014-09-01 03:06:05 PM  

Osato: DarKrow: Tschernobyl

Chernobyl. It's ch as in "spellcheck".


Tell it to the Germans. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0EBTn_3DBYo
 
2014-09-01 03:18:25 PM  

DarKrow: Tschernobyl
Harrisburg
Sellafield
<s>Hiroshima</s>
Fukushima

*whonnnng*

Stop radioactivity
Is in the air for you and me


Do what now?
 
2014-09-01 03:39:11 PM  
Sellafield is located near Goegre, Ellayne, and Karmre.
 
2014-09-01 03:49:28 PM  

Osato: DarKrow: Tschernobyl

Chernobyl. It's ch as in "spellcheck".


(apologies in advance if your browser doesn't render Cyrillic alphabet correctly.)

German versus English transliteration of the Ukrainian "Ч" as in "Чорнобиль".  The original song ("Radioaktivität" by Kraftwerk) was written in German, and some of the lyrics sites I found with a quick google search on the German-language song title have the German transliteration.  Also, DarKrow is possibly a native German speaker.  Not everyone's first language is English.

The one place in English where the German-style transliteration of "Ч" turns up in English is in composer Пётр Ильич Чайковский's name, often rendered in English as "Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky" and in German as "Tschaikowsky" (German "W" is pronounced like English "V").  No doubt this is due to the large influence of the German-speaking world on the creation and scholarship of classical music.
 
2014-09-01 03:57:26 PM  

geekbikerskum: Osato: DarKrow: Tschernobyl

Chernobyl. It's ch as in "spellcheck".

(apologies in advance if your browser doesn't render Cyrillic alphabet correctly.)

German versus English transliteration of the Ukrainian "Ч" as in "Чорнобиль".  The original song ("Radioaktivität" by Kraftwerk) was written in German, and some of the lyrics sites I found with a quick google search on the German-language song title have the German transliteration.  Also, DarKrow is possibly a native German speaker.  Not everyone's first language is English.

The one place in English where the German-style transliteration of "Ч" turns up in English is in composer Пётр Ильич Чайковский's name, often rendered in English as "Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky" and in German as "Tschaikowsky" (German "W" is pronounced like English "V").  No doubt this is due to the large influence of the German-speaking world on the creation and scholarship of classical music.


To say nothing of the word Deutsch. It's in the name! Quatsch!
 
2014-09-01 04:19:43 PM  

postnobills: Been there, back when they used to give tours. I only have a slight glow now. The place used to be known as Windscale and was the scene of the UK's worst nuclear accident, so they changed the name. Later they built a plant to reprocess waste from power stations around the country into new fuel there. That was found to be leaky and shut down. Interesting place.


Was it a school tour? I went there as a kid on a tour. I pressed the meltdown button and killed millions.
 
2014-09-01 04:39:05 PM  

geekbikerskum: Osato: DarKrow: Tschernobyl

Chernobyl. It's ch as in "spellcheck".

(apologies in advance if your browser doesn't render Cyrillic alphabet correctly.)

German versus English transliteration of the Ukrainian "Ч" as in "Чорнобиль".  The original song ("Radioaktivität" by Kraftwerk) was written in German, and some of the lyrics sites I found with a quick google search on the German-language song title have the German transliteration.  Also, DarKrow is possibly a native German speaker.  Not everyone's first language is English.

The one place in English where the German-style transliteration of "Ч" turns up in English is in composer Пётр Ильич Чайковский's name, often rendered in English as "Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky" and in German as "Tschaikowsky" (German "W" is pronounced like English "V").  No doubt this is due to the large influence of the German-speaking world on the creation and scholarship of classical music.


WTF is this? Stop with the academics, it'll only confuse people.
 
2014-09-01 04:52:52 PM  
Witness the death of the middle-class dream.  Between property management corporations and absentee landlords, the deep pockets are busy gobbling up every square inch of land worth living on, the inevitable result being that home ownership is now yet another perk for the elite instead of a mid-life goal for the decently waged worker.

Where are the Diggers now that you need them?
 
2014-09-01 05:13:20 PM  

geekbikerskum: Also, DarKrow is possibly a native German speaker.


I'm not a native German speaker. I barely speak my native language of English! I just really like Kraftwerk.
 
2014-09-01 05:25:54 PM  
Wildscale! OH GOODY!

There was an article on here a few years back about police busting some idiots planning on attacking the Windscale site, which is now used as Britain's main radioactive waste storage facility (by my understanding).

Yes that's right some morons decided to attack the last place in Britain that might have guns. It didn't work out in their favor.

/what have we learned kids?
//reactors can't be air cooled
 
2014-09-01 05:37:12 PM  

DarKrow: geekbikerskum: Also, DarKrow is possibly a native German speaker.

I'm not a native German speaker. I barely speak my native language of English! I just really like Kraftwerk.


That's cool too.  My parents were both native German speakers1 and raised me bilingually.  As much as English seems to be the default language of the internet, I try to remind people that it's not everyone's first language.
 

1My father was Swiss.  Insert ObJoke about Schwyzerdütsch here.
 
2014-09-01 06:00:51 PM  
The Windscale fire is one of those near disasters that just chills you reading about it.  Burning Uranium in a critical pile.  Always fun stuff.

"There was no doubt that the reactor was now on fire, and had been for almost 48 hours. Reactor Manager Tom Tuohy[10] donned full protective equipment and breathing apparatus and scaled the 80-foot ladder to the top of the reactor building, where he stood atop the reactor lid to examine the rear of the reactor, the discharge face. Here he reported a dull red luminescence visible, lighting up the void between the back of the reactor and the rear containment. Red hot fuel cartridges were glowing in the fuel channels on the discharge face. He returned to the reactor upper containment several times throughout the incident, at the height of which a fierce conflagration was raging from the discharge face and playing on the back of the reinforced concrete containment - concrete whose specifications required that it be kept below a certain temperature to prevent its disintegration and collapse."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windscale_fire
 
2014-09-01 07:52:11 PM  

DarKrow: Tschernobyl
Harrisburg
Sellafield
<s>Hiroshima</s>
Fukushima

*whonnnng*

Stop radioactivity
Is in the air for you and me


Thank you for your awesomeness.
 
2014-09-01 07:52:58 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: The Windscale fire is one of those near disasters that just chills you reading about it.  Burning Uranium in a critical pile.  Always fun stuff.

"There was no doubt that the reactor was now on fire, and had been for almost 48 hours. Reactor Manager Tom Tuohy[10] donned full protective equipment and breathing apparatus and scaled the 80-foot ladder to the top of the reactor building, where he stood atop the reactor lid to examine the rear of the reactor, the discharge face. Here he reported a dull red luminescence visible, lighting up the void between the back of the reactor and the rear containment. Red hot fuel cartridges were glowing in the fuel channels on the discharge face. He returned to the reactor upper containment several times throughout the incident, at the height of which a fierce conflagration was raging from the discharge face and playing on the back of the reinforced concrete containment - concrete whose specifications required that it be kept below a certain temperature to prevent its disintegration and collapse."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windscale_fire


That must have been physically demanding to get up an 80 foot ladder wearing that gear, along with the gigantic set of balls.
 
gja
2014-09-01 09:45:36 PM  
".....and there's a lovely stream nearby to pop off and fish a while."

cdn.left.mn
 
2014-09-02 08:44:39 AM  
I read it wrong.
img.fark.net

/she is glowing though
 
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