They were never safe - never and nowhere


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I actually planned to upload a totally different picture today but last evening, when I left the office, the sky looked very special and when I looked to the west to the NPS Phillipsburg I swa that the cloud from the cooling towers looked somehow different. Influeneced by the catastrophies in Japan, I suddenly got such a strange feeling and I wanted to bring my emotions on a picture.
Our lovely goverment decided y year ago to let our NPS longer running then formerly decided by the last goverment - even two days ago they stepped in front of the TV cameras and said "Our stations are safe - nothing can happen here....." The problem is, there are still people believing this. However, based on the current development in Japan, our lovely Miss Merkel changed her mind and they now want to shut down some (they mainly do this because there are some important elections this year). I hope that people start to realize that a NPS is always dangerous and start to invest the billions of euro no longer in nuclear technology but in other, sustainable alternatives..... (sorry that I could not withstand to get a bit political today but I hope that the picture is still OK)
15/03/2011 - 06:51AxelLuther
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BAJ

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 08:39
Great Image, well done
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 08:44
Stunning capture Axel - the light is incredible and it has to be viewed large to really appreciate the impact

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 09:16
It's a very beautiful photo.
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 10:09
Wonderful picture. That would be some loss of photo opportunity if they decommissioned the plant.
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autumnlight

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 13:53
Very powerful picture absolutely stunning when viewed large.
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AxelLuther

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 13:59
DrOrloff wrote:
Wonderful picture. That would be some loss of photo opportunity if they decommissioned the plant.

I also have a good one from a solar plant
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marklj

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 14:58
Extremely powerful image.
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trixie

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 15:39
Stunning picture Axel, brilliant sky. Cheers Trixie

szgabor

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 17:21
Excellent shot, Axel. I like the steam cloud in the back-light. Perfect composition.
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sandinista

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 22:22
Outstanding shot, colours and compo, so powerful and evocative
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puma

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 22:28
Great Image i like you night shot there amazing
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nonur

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 22:31
Exceptionally beautiful sky with the light and the smoke. We have none of those yet, but our government decided to plant one and it terrifies me even to think of it. Hope that the catastrophy in Japan teaches a lesson to all those who dare to want it.
Regards,
Nezih
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AxelLuther

Link Posted 15/03/2011 - 22:34
nonur wrote:
Exceptionally beautiful sky with the light and smoke. We have none of those yet, but our government decided to plant one and it terrifies me even to think of it. Hope that the catastrophy in Japan teaches a lesson to all those who dare to want it.

yep. i saw the news today, that your goverment wants to stick to the plan - so strange that polititians accept thisbrisk - since this technology is available, they always played with it and accepted every conceivable risk. this stupidity seems to be very global.......
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davidtrout

Link Posted 17/03/2011 - 10:16
An arresting image and a powerful message. Well done Axel.
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Clayboss

Link Posted 17/03/2011 - 20:40
A great picture Axel.And some profound thoughts. It is strange that the steam from the cooling towers looks so dark, it must be the shadow it creates I imagine. A good metaphor though!

Best wishes,

David W

kff

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 07:31
well done Axel
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