Thursday, April 26, 2007

Birthday ALARM

Carol Burnett turns 74
Melania Trump
turns 37
Jordana Brewster
turns 27
Ms. Dynamite
turns 26
Jessica Lynch
turns 24

***Interesting (and rather long) Fact of the Day****

On April 26, 1986, a disaster occurred at reactor no. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, which has been widely regarded as the worst accident in the history of nuclear power. Due to high power demand, after a brief clean-up, Chernobyl continued to operate until December 2000. People continue to work at the Chernobyl plant until the reactor units 1, 2, and 3 are totally decommissioned, which is expected to take years. The remains of the reactor unit 4 will remain radioactive for some time. The town Slavutych was built shortly after the disaster purposely to host personnel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and their families, evacuated from the abandoned city of Prypyat. Since the remaining units of the nuclear power plant were shut down, the city faces significant social problems and an uncertain future. Until then, approximately 9,000 people or about half of the adult population worked at the plant.

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