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So I have added some information about what, why, how. I don't know how much information is prudent in this article. I think I have gotten most of my points right. Do we need more info here or is this good for an outline page, since it should be one considering that Chernobyl can cover dozens of pages, even when all the info is done point by point. The wikipedia article is huge, so I tried to include the most basic facts that is within scope. What say others? -- EWildman (talk) 04:29, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Seems fine to me. If you want to expand more, great.ТyTalk. 04:31, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
I find most of the additions quite wrong. Editor at CPmały książe 10:50, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Then fix them. ТyTalk. 13:07, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
They're mostly OK, i think. The main one I have a problem with is that the opertors had no experience of running a nuclear power staion. The Soviets had had nuclear power for 30-ish years by 1986. I also think the amount of addition dilutes the missiontasticness of the article. One trim coming up. Totnesmartin (talk) 13:11, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
I might do it later. Editor at CPmały książe 19:11, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

This article is terrible[edit]

Looks to me like this article could use some TLC of the whitewashing kind. That is all. ConfickerInternational womon of mystery 02:27, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Alternative reports on Chernobyl[edit]

"Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment" requires a separate page that debunks it. If anything could be called anti-nuclear pseudoscience, then this is it. --Tweenk (talk) 00:03, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Bees and Chernobyl[edit]

I was told by someone that they had read a newspaper article that the bees 'sensed' the radiation cloud passing by and stayed in their hives.

Will quote [1] and [2] - though of much later date (there are likely to be more technical articles).

'Being non-technical' - would the radiation have disrupted the bees' sense of direction/the polarisation of light which they use? (talk) 16:47, 7 February 2017 (UTC)


The article states that Artemisia vulgaris and Artemisia absinthium have different symbolic in Bible. That's simply not true. In a few places in the internet, I have found info like this:

,,A number of Bible scholars consider the term Wormwood to be a purely symbolic representation of the bitterness that will fill the earth during troubled times, noting that the plant for which Wormwood is named, Artemisia absinthium, or Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, is a known Biblical metaphor for things that are unpalatably bitter.[12][13][14][15]" — Unsigned, by: / talk