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May 9, 2011

Rancho Seco nuclear power plant is now nothing but two empty towers

Filed under: California — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:56 pm

Empty towers at former Rancho Seco nuclear power plant

Update, May 10, 2011:  Japan has announced that they are not going to build any more nuclear power plants; you can read it here.

With all the news about the nuclear power plants in Japan being damaged by an earthquake, I am very glad that the Rancho Seco power plant in Herald, California is now nothing but two empty towers; the power plant was closed on June 7, 1989.  The Rancho Seco power plant was in operation between April 1975 and June 1989.  The Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania in 1979 caused protests in California about Rancho Seco, which finally resulted in it’s closure.   (more…)

The concrete bathtub at the Majdanek death camp

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:28 am

Bathtub inside the Crematorium at Majdanek death camp Photo Credit: PickledPru

This morning, I was reading an excellent article on the PickledPru blog here when I saw the photo above. This quote is from the blog post:

In Majdanek, there is a bathtub.  It was most likely used by the head of the crematorium.  After all, in a building where fires are constantly roaring is the easiest place to get hot water.  It sickened me to see this, and hear this, from the tour guide.  We all walked right up to it.  We all touched it.  We could smell the smells of the room, empty for the last sixty years, thinking of what had occurred there.

Once back in the states, at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, there is a replica of this bathtub.  It sits behind glass.