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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: The Way It Is Today

Posted on August 21, 2013 by team


Ukraine is one of the most “nuclear” countries of the world: it has four Soviet nuclear power plants. Chernobyl NPP was the first one, it was built in 1970-77, in 1986 it was the largest together with the Leningrad NPP. Why did the tragedy happen? As they say it was “a rare combination of a technical and a human factor”.

Chernobyl NPP is huge – its length is about 3,5 km long, it employed some thousands of people.

The cooling pond with area of 22 km2 is stretching to Chernobyl parallel to Pripyat. It is six meters above the level of Pripyat so it’s going to be dried soon.

Local railway is still in a satisfactory condition.

This field laboratory of animals radiobiology closed in 2008.

It was not the accident that emptied this office but economics and politics.

This place was inhabited by semi-wild dogs, cross-breed of a husky and a shepherd. They resembled wolves. They were friendly to the workers of the local base but never let strangers come close and fought with boars. But in the 00s the base degraded and the dogs disappeared, the last one was killed by boars in 2007.

There had been a fishery before the accident here.

Here they raised fry from caviar.

They were bred before being released into the pond.

Hay chopper.

The pond is shallow and streamless. Cooled water flowed back to the NPP.

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3 Responses to “Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: The Way It Is Today”

  1. alnum says:

    this is not Russia

    • javox says:

      same lame comment, we all know is not russia, its ukraine, but this website is all about ex ussr and countries which belonged to the ussr….

  2. rrr-b-wolf says:

    Yes, and now, today, we have Fukushima.
    Much, much, much worse!!!!!!!

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