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Intense fear of power stations

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Hi, I’ve always had this intense fear of power stations and the giant chimneys. This never caused an issue as I didn’t travel far. My anxiety has got so bad, and I have to travel past several power stations by car in the upcoming months.
Does anyone have this bizarre fear, and can anyone offer some ways to manage?
I’ve tried exposing myself but I can feel the fear as soon as I see one and I have no idea why I feel this.
 
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Hi and welcome. Do you have the same reaction when viewing pictures of them or only when seeing them in person?
 
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Thank you!
Honestly it’s any kind of exposure, pictures, films real life, even talking about the size of them gives me shivers. There’s no apparent cause so I can’t even work through that. It’s so strange but somewhat unavoidable so I don’t even know what I can do?
 
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hi welocme x im so sorry you experience this ,do you think some kind of counselling could help? i think its possible to have a fear of almost anything ,here to listen and support x Lu x
 
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Hi, I’ve always had this intense fear of power stations and the giant chimneys. This never caused an issue as I didn’t travel far. My anxiety has got so bad, and I have to travel past several power stations by car in the upcoming months.
Does anyone have this bizarre fear, and can anyone offer some ways to manage?
I’ve tried exposing myself but I can feel the fear as soon as I see one and I have no idea why I feel this.
I always used to get this rush and feeling of hatred that they are harming the earth. Then I started to study physics, met a nuclear physicist, chatted with him a bit and told him I am majoring in chemistry and astrophysics and I want to be a nuclear astrophysicist and he said that was a great path. Then we had a seminar and one of the speakers was a nuclear astrophysicist. His sermon was so beautiful 😍. There was a line of students wanting to speak with him and he was very supportive and truthful.

I'm surprised I can remember some of this stuff 😜. Naturally we had more labs and presentations regarding nuclear physics. I work better alone is what my professor and I discovered so allowed me to just do whatever I want by myself in the lab, and he would check in on us, and give us some pineapple pizza lol. In one class we had a video on nuclear and regular power stations. Learning all of this things took away the fear somehow but I still think the shape of a power plant looks weird and the structure of a regular power plant just looks like an accident waiting to happen 🙈

I always wonder if they could turn the turbine with something else or not use a turbine at all. I was studying the answers to those questions on my own, but I don't remember so much of it now.

In short, knowledge of the processes took away my previous "fear." I just got a little reminiscent there lol.
 
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Jeez your a clever lady Zero. That diagram dont mean jack shit to me

There are folk what dont like living close to a power station. One reason is that ut might blow up. Another is that radioactive waves might escape. Both thses scenarios are highly unlikely
 
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Jeez your a clever lady Zero. That diagram dont mean jack shit to me
:rofl2:omg still laughing

There are folk what dont like living close to a power station. One reason is that ut might blow up. Another is that radioactive waves might escape. Both thses scenarios are highly unlikely
Yes you are right. When I learned about Chernobyl I was so angry. Yesterday I saw an article about animals living where humans cannot go because of Chernobyl and mutation. I saw one and it was ugly enough for me to close the article.
 
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