Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Inside of this report you will see how the old sarcophagus of Chernobyl looks like, and how looks the almost finished new one, you will also see two radiological checkpoints at the exit from the exclusion zone, find out if drinking Chernobyl water is safe, visit a local shop and a bit more.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

You are not welcome.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

The tourist bus.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl beer, why not?

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Promised to be fresh!

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

There is a cafe here too.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

30 km  from Chernobyl.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

10 km  from Chernobyl.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

“Chernobyl”.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Here in Chernobyl they produce artesian water, locals say it can be drunk straight from the tap.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Coming closer to the main square of the city.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl asphalt is pretty good, after the disaster the old one was removed and replaced by the new one. So people can safely walk along it, but we can’t say the same about the earth in the zone.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

The old canteen keeps working!

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

And the canteen is something the city really needs today: about 5000 people work in the exclusion zone!

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

This must be the cement factory of the French consortium Novarka, which is building the new sarcophagus.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

This is how it looks now. Like a huge hangar. It is going to come on the old one along the rails soon.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

And it’s the old sarcophagus under which the fourth power unit exploded. The pipe will be cut off soon to pull the new sarcophagus on.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Viewing the reactor from another side.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Railway bridge near the reactor. Below is a lot of fish and really big catfish.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

The fifth and the sixth power units of the Chernobyl NPP which have not been finished.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Transformer.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

The alley with the list of all villages demolished or evacuated after the catastrophe. Evaluate their amount! And the picture above does not show them all.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl of today is quite a cosy place.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Except places like this former kindergarten, of course.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Houses not far from the NPP.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

One of the radiological checkpoints (there are two of them – 10 and 30 km away from the NPP). If everything is Ok, and you are not carrying radioactive particles, the turnstile will open.

Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone

Location: Chernobyl

via horoshiyblog

2 thoughts on “Another Photo Report From the Exclusion Zone”

  1. Really glad to see the evolution of the sarcophagus. It’s a pain to see the long list of demolished villages. I think that Ukrainian people are going in the way of the future. A real waste of money and people, this catastrophe… And they didn’t have finished the 5th and the 6th reactor… “The light of Lenine” was an improvement for communism, but it’s a shame to see what happend… An accident, it’s always sad (but here, we can add the “pride” of the communism).
    Thank you for the reportage. Please, consider my purpose to be peacefull, and not vehement ;p

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