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La zona de exclusión y la zona de total reasentamiento en torno a Chernóbil "nunca" serán aptas para vivir en ellas, según Mykola Proskura, vicejefe del departamento encargado de administrar los territorios contaminados. Proskura aclaró que el territorio en cuestión tiene un total de 2600 kilómetros y "en el mejor de los casos se podrá reducir a 2000 kilómetros cuadrados, aunque eso será en el futuro lejano". El funcionario precisó que "entre 1500 y 2000 kilometros cuadrados nunca serán aptos para vivir" porque "hay isótopos radiactivos con un periodo de desintegración de 24.000 años y debido al cesio y al estroncio habrá que esperar por lo menos 300 años". La zona puede tener un uso limitado para la economía, opinó, mediante "alguna explotación limpia y que exija poco personal, como la producción de energía eólica". El atlas divulgado se limita al territorio de Ucrania y no da datos ni de Bielorrusia ni de Rusia, los otros Estados que, como parte de la URSS, fueron especialmente afectados por la catástrofe.The exclusion zone and the total resettlement zone around Chernobyl will "never" be fit to live in, according to Mykola Proskura, deputy chief of the department in charge of managing the contaminated territories. Proskura clarified that the land in question has a total of 2600 square kilometres, and "in the best of cases may be reduced to 2000, though that will be in the far future". The civil servant indicated that "between 1500 and 2000 will never be fit to live in" because "there are radioactive isotopes with a [half life] of 24 thousand years and due to Caesium and Strontium we will have to wait at least 300 years". The area may have a limited economic use, in his opinion, by means of "some clean exploitation demanding little personnel, such as wind power". The atlas [of contaminated regions] is limited to the Ukrainian territory and gives no data form Belarus or Russia, the other states which, as part of the USSR, were particularly affected by the catastrophe.

Yeah, but Japan is still in active denial about exclusion zones.

Economics is politics by other means

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 at 01:16:10 PM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 at 02:04:03 PM EST
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Japan is still in active denial about exclusion zones.

Active and vociferous, it would seem.

Thanks for the translation. I obviously mistook wind for solar -- one word I thought I recognized. :-) I had already looked up three or four words, so you can see why I didn't attempt my own translation.

But the same reasoning should apply to solar installations as to wind. Japan is pushing residential solar with feed in tariffs and installation subsidies, so solar energy farms on otherwise unusable land might be a way to finesse the habitability issue.From the info I dug up quickly on Google it seems the best wind locations are offshore south of Tokyo Bay, and on the north west and north east coast of Honsu. Unfortuantely, the polluted waters off Fukushima are relatively windless.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 at 03:41:39 PM EST
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