8 Unknown Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster

Unknown Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster

Posted on May 20, 2011 by kulichik

Poleski National Park was founded in 1988 on the territory of the Gomel region, Belarus. Its area is over 215 thousand ha. Over 1200 types of plants grow here which constitutes two thirds of total Belorussian flora. The area remains under strict protection and any kind of economic activity is prohibited here providing tourists with a rare chance to see a piece of wild nature in the heart of Europe.

The Chernobyl disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986 in Ukraine was the largest technogenic catastrophe of the 20th century and affected mostly Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. The Gomel region belongs to the exclusion area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station. The most contaminated from the Chernobyl disaster zone forms the mentioned above Poleski National Park.The journey was started from the Belaya Soroka village which is located at the very border of Belarus and Ukraine at a distance of about 6 km from the ill-fated town of Pripyat (the site of Chernobyl nuclear plant location). Do you see the white plate behind? It denotes the beginning of the Ukrainian territory.

The Belorussians are good at taking fire-prevention measures. It is natural as radioactive forest fires can be another total disaster. Tulips are still growing next to abandoned houses.


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8 Responses to “Unknown Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster”

  1. Unknown says:

    Great pics.

  2. testicules says:

    Governments are better at policing an industry than running an industry. This is a perfect example. Governments should police the private sector to keep us safe and stay out of running our lives

  3. MarkLenders says:

    Abandoned, deserted, semi-destroyed and radioactive.

    But it is surely better than Chicago.

  4. Kilroy Was Here says:

    Fabulous post. Thanks…

  5. DaveWeek says:

    I wonder how many bodies are in that fuel tank … nobody would ever know.

  6. Musa says:

    I really like photo 22 with Chernobyl NPP barely visable in the background of what looks like a beautiful forest.

    It’s good to see other places that were also effected by the disaster.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. mivz says:

    Pictures like this in Russia possible to make in any city now.

  8. Bruuno says:

    Damn, these pictures are taken right out of STALKER.

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