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April 26th 1986: Chernobyl nuclear disaster

On 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 workers died directly due to the accident, but many others died from diseases - often cancer - resulting from exposure to radiation. Hundreds of thousands of people 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

30 years ago today

Blog Introduction!

((Hello! This is @weird-lil-cloud talking, also, themun of this blog!

I will explain the purpose of this new blog~ Alright, obviously a lot may know the Catastrophe of Fukushima, due to it only happened 2011. Some may also still recall Chernobyl happened in 1986- Then there are the people who don’t know any of these, which is okay btw, i’m here now -v-

Before you continue, if you’re easily scared or paranoid take this quick advice:

DON’T FOLLOW THIS BLOG- or read the answers and explinations VERY focused, due to there always being a way to get better!

Alright! Beside Chernobyl and Fukushima, there are also many more accidents that happened. The most important ones will get a personification, as seen on the header and icon. Through this personofications you get the possibilty to ask what exactly happened or ask for things that you didn’t quite get. I will try to answer every question as precise and easy as possible so everyone could understand. The personifications will be posted later on due to me having only two designs reachable!

Another thing will be the “Main Character* here. I choosed the Kyschtym-Accident, due to it being the first really bad nuclear accident. Few people know about it tho, but that’ll be explained throughout the blog~

Alright, now the most important thing! This blog isn’t supposed to be a joke! I’m not trying to play these horrible accidents down, and I respect every single victim of it! The problem is however, we can’t let these things be forgotten, or else they’ll happen over and over again! With facts however, I can’t catch the interests of my age generation, who are logically the ones who will be endangered by it! So all in all, my created “comic creatures” aren’t a reaööy bad joke, they’re a tool to open peoples eyes! Thank you~

Alright, that’s all I wanted to say~ Cloudii out~))

The recent spate of disasters has translated into such spectacular profits that many people around the world have come to the same conclusion: the rich and powerful must be deliberately causing the catastrophes so that they can exploit them. The truth is at once less sinister and more dangerous. An economic system that requires constant growth, while bucking almost any serious attempts at environmental regulation, generates a steady stream of disasters all on its own, whether military, ecological or financial. Our common addiction to dirty, nonrenewable energy sources keeps other kinds of emergencies coming: natural disasters (up 430 percent since 1975) and wars waged for control over scarce resources, which in turn create a terrorist blowback (a 2007 study calculated that the number of terrorist attacks since the start of the Iraq war had increased sevenfold).
—  Naomi Klein
Insurrectionists in Halo

Though the main Halo games of the original trilogy don’t focus on them at all - in fact, the only mention is at the start of Reach, when they’re suspected instead of the Covenant - the Insurrection is a player in the extended universe of the Halo series. They feature prominently in the book Halo: The Cole Protocol, they were the enemy Admiral Cole fought at the start of his career, the SPARTAN-II program was created to fight them, ODSTs in ‘Dirt’ reveal themselves to be Insurrectionist sympathizers, etcetera etcetera.
Now the question is, how the hell did they come to being? And what the hell did they do?
Under the cut, I shall explain their history.

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