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Report - Chernobyl & Pripyat September 2017



The Stig

Urbex = Nosey Bastard
Regular User
#1
THE TRIP
On this visit was myself, @AuntieKnickers , @The Lone Ranger ,@EOA @raisinwing, @burb147, @xorguinae & a non member.
This trip was a laugh a minute from the word go, TLR was originally going to come but had to pull out due to work so EOA jumped on board, THEN 2 weeks before flying out TLR had a shift changed which allowed him to come along. We also was lucky enough to have the same tour guide as last year's trip which was a bonus. During the 3 days in the zone we covered 43 different sites/buildings from the normal sites to the off beat different parts of Pripyat, also couple of hours in the off limits Reactor 5 & 6.
Only selected a small handful of pictures from the 800 odd pictures which was taken as the site has many of the same pictures to view too.

HISTORY

The accident, which occurred in the early morning of April 26, 1986, resulted when operators took actions in violation of the plant’s technical specifications. Operators ran the plant at very low power, without adequate safety precautions and without properly coordinating or communicating the procedure with safety personnel.
The four Chernobyl reactors were pressurized water reactors of the Soviet RBMK design, or Reactor BolshoMoshchnosty Kanalny, meaning “high-power channel reactor.” Designed to produce both plutonium and electric power, they were very different from standard commercial designs, employing a unique combination of a graphite moderator and water coolant.
The reactors also were highly unstable at low power, primarily owing to control rod design and “positive void coefficient,” factors that accelerated nuclear chain reaction and power output if the reactors lost cooling water.
These factors all contributed to an uncontrollable power surge that led to Chernobyl 4’s destruction. The power surge caused a sudden increase in heat, which ruptured some of the pressure tubes containing fuel.
The hot fuel particles reacted with water and caused a steam explosion, which lifted the 1,000-metric-ton cover off the top of the reactor, rupturing the rest of the 1,660 pressure tubes, causing a second explosion and exposing the reactor core to the environment. The fire burned for 10 days, releasing a large amount of radiation into the atmosphere.
The Chernobyl plant did not have the massive containment structure common to most nuclear power plants elsewhere in the world. Without this protection, radioactive material escaped into the environment.
The crippled Chernobyl 4 reactor now is enclosed in a concrete structure that is growing weaker over time. Ukraine and the Group of Eight industrialized nations have agreed on a plan to stabilize the existing structure by constructing an enormous new sarcophagus around it, which is expected to last more than 100 years.
Officials shut down reactor 2 after a building fire in 1991 and closed Chernobyl 1 and 3 in 1996 and 2000, respectively.
Duga 3
Soviet 'over the horizon'(OTH) radio system

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Music School

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One of the operating theatre in the main hospital in Pripyat

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Xrays in the Children Hospital

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Main assembly area in Jupiter Factory

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Walk way at Jupiter Factory

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School No.2 Pripyat

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Dodgem cars at the Amusement Park

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The Famous Ferris wheel from a different view point

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Reactor 1,2,3 & 4 from the incomplete reactor 5&6

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Incomplete reactor hall 5&6

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School No.4 Pripyat

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Thank you for looking.
 
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EOA

Exploring with Bob
Regular User
#2
Cracking set of snaps, chap.

It definitely was a laugh a minute. Boys knobs, creamy flaps, my smashed ring and other shenanigans! :thumb
 

The Stig

Urbex = Nosey Bastard
Regular User
#4
@UrbandonedTeam ,,thanks for that fella. This was the 3rd time I've been, each time it just get better as we do more and more. If you want info about trips over there drop a message over :thumb
 

The Lone Ranger

Safety is paramount!
Staff member
Moderator
#5
Nice clock pic, the other photos are spot on too :thumb
A very enjoyable trip, cheers for organising it (again).
 

The Stig

Urbex = Nosey Bastard
Regular User
#6
Nice clock pic, the other photos are spot on too :thumb
A very enjoyable trip, cheers for organising it (again).
And it was a pleasure of your company for the second year :rolleyes: and no worries about organising it