Chernobyl after the explosion 30 years later (photo)

Чернобыль после взрыва и 30 лет спустя (фото)

Murder atom: looked like Chernobyl in 1986 after the accident and what is happening in the exclusion zone after three decades.

Today marks 30 years since the biggest nuclear disaster in human history. The correspondent offers photoaccess the tragic history of Chernobyl.

The explosion at Chernobyl, 1986

On 26 April 1986 at 01:24 in the tests for the 4th power unit of Chernobyl, after less than a minute after the start of the experiment with the reactor, it was completely destroyed.

During the explosion one person died and another died this morning. By 4 o’clock in the morning occurred after the explosion, the fire was localized, and by 6 o’clock extinguished. Firefighters were not allowed to spread fire on the 3rd unit. The first hit from a number of firefighters came at 2 a.m., and later at 134 employees of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and rescue teams developed radiation sickness, 28 of them died within a few months. Subsequently killed thousands of likvidatorov.

The exclusion zone today. Ukraine

The Ghost town of Pripyat, closest to the Chernobyl nuclear power station – 12 kilometers – almost completely overgrown with trees and resembles a huge Park. Most of the houses here are empty, almost no furniture and personal items, all more or less useful plundered and removed by looters. Battery and other metal structures are cut.

For 30 years, the area became a “reserve” of wildlife at Chernobyl there was a unique species of animals and birds. In the former cooling pond of the ChNPP swim giant catfish, and in abandoned settlements of a few inhabitants (around 200 hundred squatters) vegetables and not afraid to fish.

At the ChNPP work is underway to build a new shelter.

Plant workers erect the arch, which will lower the new concrete wall approximately three metres thickness is also have to build. This is the world’s largest such structure. Moving on giant rails with a system of jacks at the end of November 2016 arch tightly 100 years will cover the accident on the 4th power unit, saving it from the contrast in temperature and hurricanes.

Exclusion zone in Belarus

On the territory of Belarus, which suffered most in the accident due to strong wind in the direction of this country, the exclusion zone is no less scary than in Ukraine. The village is also largely looted. However, after the accident 96 earth abandoned settlements were transferred to the Polessye state radiation-ecological reserve. There is supratik, grazing herds ladosha and even works great Museum of country life – in the village of Babchin, which, however, without special permits in the area to visit will not succeed.

The main task of the reserve support in the area of dormancy that precipitated radionuclides has not been moved to a clean area.

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