Wednesday, April 26, 2006

There but for the grace of God go we

chernobyl power plantImage courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson SpaceCenter

On April 26, 1986, the world's worst nuclear power plant accident occurred at Chernobyl in the Ukraine. While the event and place are no longer daily in the news, the devastation will continue for many years to come worldwide, but particularly in the immediate region.

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A new alternative energy for small electronics was recently in the news:
Bio fuel cells could power portable gadgets

For those who care- a Chernobyl and power related reading list:
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl by Mary Mycio
Chernobyl: Catastrophe and Consequences by Jim Smith and Nicholas A. Beresford
Management of Uncertainty: Learning from Chernobyl by Angela Liberatore
Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe by R.F Mould
Powering Our Future: An Energy Sourcebook for Sustainable Living by the Alternative Energy Institute
Alternative Energy: Facts, Statistics, and Issues by Paula Berinstein
Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet by Peter Hoffmann
Alternative Energy Resources: The Quest for Sustainable Energy by Paul Kruger

The books mentioned above can be found at your local independent bookstore or by searching at
Bookfinder or ADDALL.

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