Nuclear Waste Repository “Buryakovka”

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Today we are going to visit a seriously radiation-dangerous place – “Buryakovka”.

When you go along this road you have a gloomy feeling as if you are coming to the gates of a concentration camp…
Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Trefoil at the gates …

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Probably this how people of our ordinary world imagine a prison camp.

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Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Weighting of radwaste machines is a necessary procedure.

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

After the weighting they may enter the territory.

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

These are special modification of KRAZ machines – their bodies ara made of decontaminated metal and the cabs have additional protection.

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

After unloading

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Do you seen that object on the ground?

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Its the worst workpiece – it has an extremely high level of radiation.

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Scraper

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Helicopters

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Combat engineer vehicle – about 7 thousand decays after 25 years …

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Military vehicles found peace here…

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Being already a part of the soil …

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

as if waiting for something,

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Getting overgrown with grass…

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

filled with pain…

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always and forever in the USSR.

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

They remember their history

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

marked with the regime,

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

marked with the zone,

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

having no chance to return,

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

only immobility and wind blowing through the metal,

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Eternal metal fatigue…

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

Cause there can only one ending … and this is it.

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

and only the wind will remain…

Nuclear Waste Repository "Buryakovka"

over the nuclear ground…

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28 thoughts on “Nuclear Waste Repository “Buryakovka””

  1. Interesting. I’m surprised somebody even let ’em in to take those photo’s. And I wonder how the military machines got irradiated.

  2. “and only the wind will remain…” humanity’s fate is the same as “our products”- the scapheap of history; it’s called evolution. Science drives the universe, we are passengers.

  3. @George Johnson;
    The military vehicles were used for the clean-up operations of Chernobyl.
    The sign in one of the very first images uses the Ukrainian Cyrillic alphabet. Ergo the dump site is in the Ukraine. What large catastrophe took place in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1986? Chernobyl.

  4. The “Buryakovka” is a nuclear waste tomb in Chernobyl zone, in operation since 1986. It’s located ~10 km far from ChNPP and the City of Pripyat and 15 km from Chernobyl… those machines were in use to clean MOST hazardous places around the demolished 4th reactor.

  5. That place is hell playground… anyway, every time I see that machines I think about people who operated them and about their heroism…
    Very emotive report… thanks a lot.

    • Heroism? Did they have a choice? They were simply sacrificed in the true USSR way, sent there by order without proper equipment.

      • Man, I know what I say.
        Some of that people well familiar to me, and they told lots of things we do not know. Some had, some not, ‘coz they were taken from the regular army.
        Anyway, the heroism never depends on military order. It depends only on the human soul. I was in ChNPP and Pripyat and saw myself the amount of hell-job done to allow anybody to, at least, stay on that location, and trust me, to do that they need something more than orders from their generals…

  6. The ADR transport warning signs on the vehicles read class 7-0 UN 2913 which is “Radioactive material, surface contaminated object or Radioactive material, SCO”.

  7. kate w.
    you speak truth.only military orders were not enough.those pilots knew they were going to die on mission and they did it.true heros

  8. This place is creepy all right. BUT if we ever get to see pics from Mayak… Man, Mayak is THE most contaminated place on the globe, period. We’ll probably not see any pics of Mayak any time soon, but I sure wish I could see some. Check out what happened in Mayak in 1950s and 1960s. Hell on earth.

  9. hello good morning , gretting to u ,, thanks for your pictures , , friend please please help me with my petition, about friends from all ex union sovietic countries cities , please thankssssssssss

  10. Some very surreal pictures. Its sad that so many machines are now completely useless since being irradiated. Thanks for the upload…

  11. If you’re worried about radioactivity, wait for genetically modified organisms – those don’t just fallout, they reproduce, and it’s only a matter of time before things go out of hand or accidentally wrong or someone takes advantage of them for the worst.

  12. It’s not only Chernobyl waste there. It’s also waste of secret nuclear training maneuvers of the soviet army and weapon tests like uran- hardened antitank ammo.
    As you see there are still fresh loads of contaminated waste coming in, this can’t be all from Chernobyl.

    Anyway, this pcitures inspired me playing STALKER again 😛

  13. Thank you for the photos. It is very very depressing for me as this was the village of my maternal side. I’ve been told I lost 80 members of my family to the holocaust. I just recently met the last that I know to leave Burakówka/Burykovka (so many spellings). I would really like to find out if any are still in the vicinity. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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