MGNelson (theaggregator) wrote in abandonedplaces,

Abandoned Russian Nuclear Lighthouses

This is NOT my work, and I didn't take the picture, but you can read more about the lighthouses and their history by clicking the link connected to the picture. I just saw this on another listing and thought it was perfect to share here.
Short explanation, a series of lighthouses along the Arctic Circle were set up to run autonomously by the USSR, which often included nuclear power (after all, trying to staff the locations when they're hundreds of miles away from civilization was impossible). Now they've been abandoned and ransacked by thieves, leaving some of them radioactive.
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