He was in a new place, and the whole look started changing and getting sleeker. There was something very Cary Grantish about him. He was happy, and he liked working with all those new people. You could see him growing exponentially. He was fearless, and he wanted to get his hands on all creative aspects of his career.
Wendy Melvoin on “Under The Cherry Moon”/ “Parade”
In 1986, a cave was unearthed in
Romania that had been isolated
from the rest of the world for over
5 million years. Movile Cave’s
atmosphere is just 10% oxygen and
has no discernible food source, but
48 species live there, including 33
that exist nowhere else in the world. Source
this day in 1986, a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power
station in Ukraine, creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
Radioactive smoke was let into the atmosphere which spread across the
Soviet Union and Europe. Thirty-one members of staff and emergency
directly due to the accident, but many others died from diseases - often
cancer - resulting from exposure to radiation. Hundreds of thousands of
eventually had to be evacuated and resettled due to contamination of
areas of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The disaster raised questions of
the safety of nuclear power and encouraged the Soviet government to
become more open. Only two nuclear accidents have been classified as
level seven on the International Nuclear Event Scale - Chernobyl and the
Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011.
“For the first time ever, we have confronted in reality the sinister power of uncontrolled nuclear energy.” - Mikhail Gorbachev