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From moving clouds to sowing crops, Chernobyl can help Japan focus 03/21/2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

From moving clouds to sowing crops, Chernobyl can help Japan

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03/21/2011
MOSCOW — From seeding clouds to reviving agricultural land, Moscow’s experience after Chernobyl can be used by Japan as it tries to contain damage from its quake-hit nuclear plant, Russian experts said.

Concerns have grown over the unraveling crisis at the Fukushima power station as Japan struggles to cool down nuclear fuel rods after cooling systems were knocked out by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
While the scope of the catastrophe is not likely to reach the levels of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster under the Soviet Union, Russian experts said Japan could minimize damage by using its experience like seeding clouds and recultivating agricultural land.

“The experience of Chernobyl should be used,” said Alexey Yablokov, a radiobiology expert and former environmental advisor to Russia’s first President Boris Yeltsin..... MORE

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