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Report (Permission Visit) Reactor 5, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant - Oct 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Seffy, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Seffy

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    Reactor 5, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine

    So, yeah, Chernobyl... I always said to myself that I most likely wouldn't take exploring outside of the UK, due to the fact that we have absolutely plenty here to be finding and getting on with - however, I had to make an exception for Chernobyl. It was party because of this place that I got into this hobby in the first place, and therefore seeing it in the flesh was always going to be something special wasn't it?

    Some brief history on the deal with Reactor 5:

    If you don't know about the Chernobyl disaster and therefore this quote makes no sense, get out of here right now.

    For me, this bit had to be up there in the top bits of the week long visit to Ukraine. There are bits inside that I'm fairly sure we spent way longer than we should have in, and bits of the roof that we most certainly shouldn't have been on as 'structurally sound' are not words that can be used to describe this building! All of this aside, we all got out alive and all had a good laugh, so who cares.

    I should say now, before someone notices (which everyone will) that there aren't actually any photos from inside the reactor. This is largely because all of the photos I took/attempted to take inside came out terribly. Yes, OK I'll admit now, I forgot a tripod, which explains that. Even so, I still believe that the views from the roof were pretty special, and gave a real sense of scale to Chernobyl as a whole. If you want to see more from inside, have a look at some of the other (excellent) photos that have been put up from the October '14 trip by others.

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    We all came worryingly close to walking straight off the stairs into this:

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    DUGA 3 in the background here:

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    Using the radio sensibly, always...

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    Reactor 4, taken from the highest point on the roof:

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    Safety first.. Oo err

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    This guy...

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    Unfinished cooling tower for Reactor 5

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    We had to climb something didn't we...

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    Cheers.
     

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  2. The Kwan

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    This is fantastic, I cant believe that you got ontop of the reactor, some of those ladders look absolutely deadly too...excellent shots :thumb
     
  3. ZerO81

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    Really nice report here!

    Looks like something for Konrad to add to his list for the next trip.
     
  4. Bugsuperstar

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    Enjoyed that mate! Thanks
     
  5. wellingtonian

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    Shonky ladders challenge. Noice Seffy boy :D
     
  6. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    One of my top experiences there as well Seffy. One of the few photos I got from inside:

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  7. Idavoll

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    Excellent photos, Seffy. Better than any I took in reactor 5 but then I left my tripod on the train!!

    Next time I'll bring a tripod and a torch. :-)
     
  8. ACID- REFLUX

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    The site that just keeps giving :)

    Epic stuff :thumb you lads must have been like Cheshire Cats wandering around that area :)
     
  9. Bigian88

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    Some incredible shots there mate!
     
  10. merryprankster

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    Very nice!
     
  11. choctaw

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    Awesome shots mate! How did you get permission to visit the reactors? Was it a guided tour?

    /Daniel
     
  12. GRONK

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    Ace report mate,
    don't think you'd get me anywhere near them ladders. :eek:
     
  13. The Stig

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    Isn't that the cooling block for reactor no.5 your stood on and not the actually reactor no.4? We're the pics of the new replacement false chimney on reactor no.4?
     
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