Chernobyl Revisited.

Sunday is supposed to be the day on which we visit Church to contemplate the sins of mankind.  But instead I visited  and followed Elena Filatova as she travelled on her motorbike  through the ghost towns and villages surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor.   It was not a pleasant journey, but it was an illuminating one.

Chernobyl was a terrible, terrible accident.   Accidents happen, after all ‘to err is to be human’.  Yet the consequences of this accident will be with us for hundreds if not thousands of years.  Some risks are not worth taking.   A  journey through the wastelands around Chernobyl should be a priority for those that think nuclear power is the way to secure mankinds future.  It could, in fact, be the very opposite.