A retired fireman was the speaker at a small anti-atomic-energy demonstration that I happened to see in Friedberg back in 2011. He said, among other things: “I’m a fireman. I went to New York twice to help out at Ground Zero. In Chernobyl the firemen were the first ones to be sent in to keep the place from blowing up. Those guys are all dead now. And again at Fukushima, the firemen were sent in to stop the catastrophe. We’re so idiotic, we do that.”
While he was speaking, he demonstrated the protective suit and gas mask that they were issued years ago to use in case of an atomic catastrophe. As he pointed out, it was little more than a plastic raincoat and rubber boots — unlikely to be of much help against nuclear contamination.
My photos in this post are from 2011. I revised the text in 2021.
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