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Pripyat Chernobyl - Ukraine - 2015

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by aquanuke, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. aquanuke

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    The disaster began during a systems test on Saturday, 26 April 1986 at reactor number four of the Chernobyl plant, which is near the city of Pripyat and in proximity to the administrative border with Belarus and the Dnieper River. There was a sudden and unexpected power surge, and when an emergency shutdown was attempted, an exponentially larger spike in power output occurred, which led to a reactor vessel rupture and a series of steam explosions. These events exposed the graphitemoderator of the reactor to air, causing it to ignite. The resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area, including Pripyat. The plume drifted over large parts of the western Soviet Union and Europe.

    Pripyat is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus.

    Named after the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 by the time it was evacuated, a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

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  2. Lavino

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    Excellent pics there mate well done :thumb
     
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    Nicely done, but you seem to have a gas mask fettish :D
     
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    Some absolutely stunning photography there mate
     
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    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    I like the pics and it's nice to see the place again but the portrait pics are way to large even scaled down by the forum software
     
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    Yeah the pictures are a little on the large side, but good nevertheless, took my 0.1mbit connection ages to load up!
     
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    Nice photos mate, when this year did you go?
    Ive got a trip planned there myself in October and cant wait.
     
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    Very nice pics there...went myself back in April and planning another trip soon.......thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
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    Please, someone take a drone with them next trip :)
    Assuming that is you can get a drone past customs in Ukraine . . .
     
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    Someone's a fan of gas masks ;)
     
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    What an Amazine place. Spoke to a guy who was there last year, from a couple of hours there you can write a book. Excelent photos, thanks for sharing.
     
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    love it, especially as I work in Nuclear in the UK
     
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