This Is What Starting Up Five Different Nuclear Reactors Looks and Sounds Like

(via) The process, whether counted down in Russian or English, looks and sounds both awe-inspiring and terrifying, as if we – a bunch of silly monkeys drunk on hubris – are breaking some sort of sacred covenant with nature.

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