"Nuclear Guardian"

Several years ago, I posted about how wildlife was returning to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. I was so inspired that I created an art installation on the topic. The return of previously endangered species to the one place where humans dared not go, prompted british scientist and environmentalist to suggest:

I have wondered if the small volumes of nuclear waste from power production should be stored in tropical forests and other habitats in need of a reliable guardian against their destruction by greedy developers

Now it’s happening again in the exclusion zone around the Fukushima power plant in Japan:

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More images here. There’s no getting around what a catastrophe a nuclear meltdown is and how scarring it is on a planet, but it’s nice to see at least some inhabitants of the earth making lemonade.

One thought on “"Nuclear Guardian"”

  1. Wow, Mother Nature takes it all back in a hurry!

    You should read “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman. Besides from exemplifying how much damage we are inflicting the planet, It illustrates how quickly nature would delete the traces after humanity if we were to disappear tomorrow. It is a very thought provoking read.

    You can borrow it at your local library here.

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