Chernobyl Radiation Levels Rising

It’s interesting that neutron levels are rising again in the Chernobyl reactor areas, but it’s not something that is unexpected. To produce a fission reaction you need to have large quantities of radioactive material in as small an area as possible, and nature has this habit of through the action of weather and gravity, concentrating things. It’s a percentage and statistical exercise.

It’s now 35 years for nature’s ground effects to get to a level where things like water flows and particulate creep can concentrate. After all, the most radioactive components are usually the heaviest, a principle commonly used in refining, and why minerals and compounds are commonly found in concentrations around the world. They aren’t just made there.

It was a bit na├»ve to think things like this can just be sealed away and left, or forgotten; a lot of nuclear experts claiming this shouldn’t happen. This sort of thing showing that the confidence and belief in their own expertise isn’t as comprehensive as they themselves believe. Nature has this habit of proving people wrong, a concept that should be taken on board when told the expense of all this extra safeguarding and precuations is unnecessary and wasteful.

The key three words are ‘under normal conditions.’ Under normal conditions the Titanic should not have sunk. Under normal conditions Chenobyl and Fukushima should not have happened. Under normal conditions Covid-19 should have been contained. Under normal conditions civilization should have started 250,000 or 50 billion years ago, we only really know the last 12,000.

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