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.
You are not welcome.
The tourist bus.
Chernobyl beer, why not?
Promised to be fresh!
There is a cafe here too.
30 km from Chernobyl.
10 km from Chernobyl.
Here in Chernobyl they produce artesian water, locals say it can be drunk straight from the tap.
Coming closer to the main square of the city.
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.
The old canteen keeps working!
And the canteen is something the city really needs today: about 5000 people work in the exclusion zone!
This must be the cement factory of the French consortium Novarka, which is building the new sarcophagus.
This is how it looks now. Like a huge hangar. It is going to come on the old one along the rails soon.
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.
Viewing the reactor from another side.
Railway bridge near the reactor. Below is a lot of fish and really big catfish.
The fifth and the sixth power units of the Chernobyl NPP which have not been finished.
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.
Chernobyl of today is quite a cosy place.
Except places like this former kindergarten, of course.
Houses not far from the NPP.
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.