Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, as it exploded. http://www.pinterest.com/cynthetic14/history/

Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, as it exploded. http://www.pinterest.com/cynthetic14/history/

Scenery from abandoned building in Pripyat not far from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant [960x720] [OC]

Scenery from abandoned building in Pripyat not far from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant [960x720] [OC]

The explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blanketed a vast swath of the western Soviet Union with radioactive fallout. Thirty years later, 1,600 square miles of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus remains a wasteland except for the hardiest wildlife, a small holdout of elderly citizens, and industrial workers, some who roam the countryside scavenging radioactive metal. They dismantle the abandoned equipment, railroads and buildings that still stand, sandblasting away any…

The Daring Laborers Who Sandblast Chernobyl’s Radioactive Metal

The explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blanketed a vast swath of the western Soviet Union with radioactive fallout. Thirty years later, 1,600 square miles of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus remains a wasteland except for the hardiest wildlife, a small holdout of elderly citizens, and industrial workers, some who roam the countryside scavenging radioactive metal. They dismantle the abandoned equipment, railroads and buildings that still stand, sandblasting away any…

The explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blanketed a vast swath of the western Soviet Union with radioactive fallout. Thirty years later, 1,600 square miles of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus remains a wasteland except for the hardiest wildlife, a small holdout of elderly citizens, and industrial workers, some who roam the countryside scavenging radioactive metal. They dismantle the abandoned equipment, railroads and buildings that still stand, sandblasting away any…

The Daring Laborers Who Sandblast Chernobyl’s Radioactive Metal

The explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blanketed a vast swath of the western Soviet Union with radioactive fallout. Thirty years later, 1,600 square miles of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus remains a wasteland except for the hardiest wildlife, a small holdout of elderly citizens, and industrial workers, some who roam the countryside scavenging radioactive metal. They dismantle the abandoned equipment, railroads and buildings that still stand, sandblasting away any…

Smoke Detected Coming from Crippled Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Smoke Detected Coming from Crippled Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives

Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives

Oddly people keep telling me nuclear power is safe. Never seen before shots of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives.

The explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blanketed a vast swath of the western Soviet Union with radioactive fallout. Thirty years later, 1,600 square miles of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus remains a wasteland except for the hardiest wildlife, a small holdout of elderly citizens, and industrial workers, some who roam the countryside scavenging radioactive metal. They dismantle the abandoned equipment, railroads and buildings that still stand, sandblasting away any…

The Daring Laborers Who Sandblast Chernobyl’s Radioactive Metal

The explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blanketed a vast swath of the western Soviet Union with radioactive fallout. Thirty years later, 1,600 square miles of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus remains a wasteland except for the hardiest wildlife, a small holdout of elderly citizens, and industrial workers, some who roam the countryside scavenging radioactive metal. They dismantle the abandoned equipment, railroads and buildings that still stand, sandblasting away any…

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident    At 1:23 a.m. on April 26th, reactor four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, releasing more than a hundred times the radiation of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thirty-one people died shortly after the explosion and thousands more will die from the long-term effects of radiation.

What Happened at Chernobyl?

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident At 1:23 a.m. on April 26th, reactor four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, releasing more than a hundred times the radiation of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thirty-one people died shortly after the explosion and thousands more will die from the long-term effects of radiation.

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