The Russians Are Coming!

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Do you seriously think public opinion will allow this to happen? There will be pictures of Chernobyl on the front page of every newspaper!
 
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If they plan on building RBMKs, they'll be disappointed. I'm pretty sure the design is...well, illegally bad.

There are probably good reasons for keeping Rosatom out. Chernobyl isn't one of them.
 
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Do you seriously think public opinion will allow this to happen? There will be pictures of Chernobyl on the front page of every newspaper!
Enough already with the alarmist schtick, the atom is our friend, Russian Oligarchs already own much of England and their security services have shown great delicacy in handling radioactive isotopes in London's Sushi bars so what is not to like?
 
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Enough already with the alarmist schtick, the atom is our friend, Russian Oligarchs already own much of England and their security services have shown great delicacy in handling radioactive isotopes in London's Sushi bars so what is not to like?
Ah... good evening Dr Zoidberg!
 
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Well, our water and power have been sold to the French and we are sharing a carrier with the french despite an upset public.
Well the les rostbifs that matter obviously trust the French, next they'll be eating eat moules marinières and taking huge unsecured loans from BNP Paribas.
 
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Well, our water and power have been sold to the French and we are sharing a carrier with the french despite an upset public.
Well if it makes you feel better a British company called National Grid bought up the electric companies in my part of Massachusetts.

By the way, National Grid really sucks. Totally inept at restoring power after storms. Last Fall we had real problems after a very minor hurricane. Good at travel plans though. The president of National Grid here moved her flight to Hawaii up by a day to make sure that she and her husband got off on their vacation before the hurricane hit.
 
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Well if it makes you feel better a British company called National Grid bought up the electric companies in my part of Massachusetts.

By the way, National Grid really sucks. Totally inept at restoring power after storms. Last Fall we had real problems after a very minor hurricane. Good at travel plans though. The president of National Grid here moved her flight to Hawaii up by a day to make sure that she and her husband got off on their vacation before the hurricane hit.
You know what my first thought was after I read this? BP. BP rented a rig and along with that rig, the (US) workforce that worked the rig allegedly under strict yankee government regulations. We all know how that turned out......the workforce fucked it all up and then everyone blamed BP.

In this case one can imagine that the workforce being used is again US and the regulations dictating the companies working regime are US, probably much to the frustration of the British company. I can also imagine that the President that you speak of is from the good ole US of A as well. However, you are fortunate that the company is owned by a British company, as I hear the ones owned by US companies can't supply enough power, frequently causing what is known in the US as "brownouts". :)
 
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However,the men in white coats have been counting the sparrows around Chernobyl - and it seems they are thriving!
Wildlife thriving after Chernobyl
I watched a program about that a few years ago. It seems that all wildlife is having a great time in the area and the radiation has little effect on them due to their short lifespan.......although small changes have been noticed in some animals....such as some of them being larger then normal etc.
 
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Uh oh, Looks like regression is occuring: Chernobyl Sparrow CA 2050 AD
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I assume National Grid employ locals to do this work?
The problem is they don't employ. They had cut back staffing after merger due to "efficiencies" , then when storm approached they did not call in people on standby to save money. Power companies in this area call in help from other companies but National Grid left it to late to save money and when they called Hydro Quebec, Ontario etc for help all help was already committed to other companies in other areas of Mass. and Connecticut.

Worst thing to me was they kept putting adverts on the radio telling you to go online for details. Online FFS! With no power for the broadband and the wireless how is that possible.

Only good thing about the 6 day outage was the Scottish family across the street had gas hot water and gas cooker and they invited me to come over for tea and a shower each day.
 
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Could make Soviet vehicle recognition at last worth the toil; no doubt the basic components of Soviet nuclear construction will have a rustic feel with plenty of rubber linings.
 
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I assume the Jocks charged you for the use of their facilities?
Of course not. I am the only neighbor who says nice things about his piping. Lots of septics do not appreciate good piping.

Plus we babysit each others cats for holidays etc.
 

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