If one compare the amount of victims of car accidents and all nuclear events (including Hiroshima) it will be completely uncomparable values - tens of millions on one side and something like half of the million on the other.
But years of Mutual Assured Destruction, funny rockets deep down in the silos, aimed at you, and all the hell's fire inside all the nuclear plants around the globe, waiting there for some human to make some mistake - that's what frightens people much more than any number of victims.
Nuclear energy yields something wich actually frightens - and last Japan events showed quite clearly, that these fears are not completely idiotic.
This monument in the park in one of suburbs of St-Petersburg was erected as the memorial for the victims of the nuclear breakdowns all around the world.
St-Petersburg Chernobyl Society, Society of the victims of Mayak plant accident, Japans from Hiroshima and Nagasaki an many other people vizit the plave annually, to refreshen the memories.
And the Threat are still there, you know.
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batalay (35747) 2011-05-01 7:24
It's a very powerful note accompanying the solemn monument. My fear is that of terrorists having access to nuclear warheads. In the hands of established nations, there was the more mature knowledge of 'mutual assured destruction' that prevented a war at much higher scale. But terrorists are content with suicide, as long as they can take the rest of us down the drain with them.
erhan1958 (15224) 2011-05-01 8:05
a deep photo
explains the meaninglessness of war
pablominto (53744) 2011-06-03 23:22
An interesting reminder that nuclear power can get out of hand!
Maybe not a large number of casualties compared to other causes but still...
By the way, first time I see a monument with a stork but I don't quite see the connection!
fritzi007 (6179) 2011-08-24 8:59
A photo that gives occasion to think that nuclear power has shown how dangerous it is!!
pauloog (11747) 2011-09-25 3:44
Hello victim making bird,
The monumental style in its full glory with a touch of darkness and, well, dark humour ?