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1986: Mortal Peril, Chernobyl and the Soviets

The Chernobyl disaster actually occurred on April 26, 1986.

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1986: Yeltsin, Communist Party Chief

It’s a little strange to see Boris Yeltsin referenced as a Communist Party Chief in the wake of the Chernobyl tragedy in 1986..

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1986: Local Tornadoes Cost $1.5 million

  One set of tornadoes cost $1.5 in Nobles County in 1986, and also injured a person, and killed a 4-year-old Rock Rapids girl.

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1986: U.S. Is Exaggerating Chernobyl Accident?

It’s still difficult to say exactly what Chernobyl’s death toll was. 31 deaths were directly attributable to the accident, apparently.

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1986: A Primer on Radiation, Post-Chernobyl

Here’s a brief primer on radiation in the wake of the Chernobyl explosion and meltdown in 1986. People really freaked out, and I can’t blame them.

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1986: Bone Marrow Specialist Helps After Chernobyl

They were allowing an American specialist in to help after the Chernobyl reactor disaster in 1986.

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1986: Blurry Soviet Image of Chernobyl’s Results

Back in 1986,  it was more possible to cover up something like a nuclear meltdown explosion and disaster–but still not completely possible. Contrast the above blurry image, taken from television, with this extremely clear one.

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1986: Ellsworth Cleans Up After Tornado

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1959: Hail Destroys Crops Near Slayton

In 1959, a hailstorm swept through the area, pummelling the John DeJong farm in the Valhalla-Lake Sarah area. This is why it makes me feel a little ill whenever I hear a storm may be carrying hail. Next post from … Continue reading

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1984: Soaking Pea Pods

Humor is a very good psychological defense against Bad Stuff. This Pea Pod made me giggle.

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