19 Recalling The Chernobyl Tragedy

Recalling The Chernobyl Tragedy

Posted on March 22, 2011 by team

One of the engineers, who worked at the atomic station, is being examined by doctors a few weeks after the explosion. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists of an environmental protection organization mark the cars which carried dry radioactive serum in Bremen, Germany. (AP Photo/Peter Meyer)

Slaughterhouse worker stamps non-radioactive carcasses in Frankfurt am Mein. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf/stf)

Archive picture of 14 April 1998. Workers pass the control panel of the destroyed 4th power unit. (AFP PHOTO/ GENIA SAVILOV)

4th power-generating unit control panel, 14 April 1998. (AFP PHOTO/ GENIA SAVILOV)

“We’ll carry out the task of the government!”- slogan of the workers who took part in construction a containment over the destroyed reactor. (AP Photo/ Volodymyr Repik)

High-voltage towers in Chernobyl. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Operator on duty writes down the indices of the single operating reactor #3 on 20 June 2000.

17-year old Oksana and 15-year old Alla are being treated with infra-red rays in a children’s hospital in Cuba. Hundreds of Russian and Ukrainian teenagers who got a dose of radiation were treated for free in Cuba. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP)

Baby in Minsk children’s oncology and haematology center, built after the Chernobyl tragedy. 18 April 2006. (VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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19 Responses to “Recalling The Chernobyl Tragedy”

  1. Corvin says:

    najbardziej to dzieci zal

  2. testicules says:

    What a waste of life and money

  3. Squirrelbutt says:

    Sad. It’s so weird to see a town completely deserted.

  4. Musa says:

    It doesn’t look like that nurse (in photo with the young child crying) is having much luck.

    I wonder how many babies and children died from health issues caused by exposure to the radiation released from the explosion/accident at Chernobyl?

  5. RAB says:

    tell me how did the Japanese expect to survive a tsunami wave when they build there reactors at sea level?

    • DavidDerKlabauter says:

      good question… but take into consideration you need to build nuclear reators close to a water source due to high coolant demands. desalinated seawater works very well and is abundant, so it’s not surprising they build npps along coastlines.

  6. Otis R. Needleman says:

    We owe a debt of gratitude to the people who stopped the fire, cleaned up, and built the sarcophagus. They sacrificed themselves for the rest of us.

  7. CZenda says:

    The last picture seems a bad joke. Are the people REALLY sweeping a dry radioactive dust with birch sweeps and without any protection :?:

  8. moo says:

    If I remember correctly Belarus took the brunt of the contamination. I’m so happy i came out normal.

  9. RuKsaK says:

    I used to teach at the Nuclear Power Institute in Moscow. Some of the guys there (top USSR nuclear experts) were not informed of Chernobyl until 3 days after it had blown up. Some of them heard about it on the Russian language BBC World service when it happened and told me stories of how they knew it had happened, but couldn’t tell anyone.

    It’s not mere coincidence that this happened 5 years before the collapse of the Soviet Union – it certainly contributed.

  10. 'merican says:

    OMG FIRST!

  11. bootdog7 says:

    I guess this goes to show that it’s harder to build containment after the fact…that’s why you have it in the first place.

  12. forehead says:

    People of the former GDR dying today in the Age of 30 by cancer – result of drinking contamined milk back in 1986.

    GDR government kept contamined milk (700 times more than normal level) confidential.

  13. AJ Skinner 1000 says:

    And yet they are operating 3 remaining reactors of THIS power plant?

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