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Hello again, survivors.

I have expended the last few days, as I told you in my last post, researching. About this thing that's happening to us who are still alive. The apocalypse, the end of civilization, however you want to call it.

I've found a lot of information regarding the past, present and possible future of South America. It's all there on the internet. It's just really hard to find because of the censorship, you get scraps of information here and there.

Uruguay, as infection and zombie-repopulation speaking, is like any other country in the world. Although people may consider that it had better chances to control the spreading of the virus because of their small territory, it didn't seem to be any help. Regardless, I suspect there are safe places there, or at least survivors, because of the big unpopulated areas along the cannals and rivers that once served as borderline, separating Argentina and Uruguay.

But anyway, those people out there are lost... completely lost. No surviving chance for them. Uruguay is now probably the worst place to live (if there is any good place to live on this days).
If the chances for living when the undead where wandering arround were low, now they have dropped TO A COMPLETE AND TOTAL ZERO for Uruguay.

Why? Because of two elements combined together. This is the first one:

This is an argentinian wind called "Pampero". It blows anytime in the year. This map shows it's normal course; from SW to NE.
Keep that course in mind while I tell you about the second element:

This is, or used to be, Atucha I. One of the three nuclear power stations that generated electric power in Argentina. Due to the obvious abandon of the place, the lack of normal periodical checkings and other abnormal situations, the core overheated too much, which resulted in a nuclear meltdown. I quote:

"A core melt accident occurs when the heat generated by a nuclear reactor exceeds the heat removed by the cooling systems to the point where at least one nuclear fuel element exceeds its melting point. A meltdown may be caused by a loss of coolant, loss of coolant pressure, or low coolant flow rate or be the result of a criticality excursion in which the reactor is operated at a power level that exceeds its design limits. Alternately, in a reactor plant such as the RBMK-1000, an external fire may endanger the core, leading to a meltdown.

Once the fuel elements of a reactor begin to melt, the primary containment has been breached, and the nuclear fuel (such as uranium, plutonium, or thorium) and fission products (such as cesium-137, krypton-88, or iodine-131) within the fuel elements can leach out into the coolant. Subsequent failures can permit these radioisotopes to breach further layers of containment. Superheated steam and hot metal inside the core can lead to fuel-coolant interactions, hydrogen explosions, or water hammer, any of which could destroy parts of the containment. A meltdown is considered very serious because of the potential, however remote, that radioactive materials with long half-lives could breach all containment and escape (or be released) into the environment, resulting in radioactive contamination and fallout, and leading to radiation poisoning of people and animals nearby."

(I guess that with "however remote" they weren't considering a situation were human population were decimated by zombies)

Well, we have a nuclear meltdown ocurring less than 170 kilometres from my city, and a wind that blows from NW to NE. That means I'm completely safe of radiation: search manually for "La Plata" in the google maps link I gave you, near the capital city Buenos Aires: it's , SE from the nuclear plant, with a wind blowing to NE.
But Uruguay is reciving highly-hazardous nuclear fallout in minimum HALF of it's territory. That means food is going to get bad. Enormous hectares of ground will get completelly infertile for agricultural production for hundreds or thousands of years. And the people, the last few survivors dealing with the undead at the time, reciving the nuclar radiation directly will make them sick of all kind of deseases, from cancer to skin burns.
Their hair will start to fall, and they'll laugh at it, joking it's because of the stress of killing zombies.

And all I can think about it's not those people. I don't know why, but I don't care about those people. I don't really care if they die or not.

All I care is how is this nuclear radiation going to affect the zombies. I don't even want to think about it really much. Maybe it has the same effect than in human people and they die once and for all. But maybe they don't exactly do that...

Geez, I don't know. I don't wanna know about it.
I'm out, going to try sleeping. I haven't since I started here. Good luck to you all. Don't get bitten.

Oh, and maybe you should consider doing something with your own nuclear power stations, since you are all organzed and prepared. You don't want to end up like Uruguay...

Bye for now. Julián.

(half-OOC) P.S.: Forgot to say, put this info on the map in the main page, so people know what's the situation over here.


No worries

after SCATANA was called that shut down alot of things to get ready for the event that have come to be.

after transportation many of the governments concerns began to get addressed like nuclear power plants.

Great, I guess my country

Great, I guess my country wasn't ready AT ALL.

Disasters are kinda our thing

Disasters are kinda our thing.