April 26th, 2009

shock week

Chernobyl, Pripyat. 23 years after atomic power station explosion.

On April 26, 1986, Reactor #4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the town of Pripyat, Ukraine exploded. The explosion took place around midnight while the neighboring town of Pripyat slept. 4 workers were killed instantly. Four days later, the residents of Pripyat were ordered to evacuate. The residents never returned and the town still remains uninhabited to this day.



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UPDATE 1. Thanks to yaochi for sharing links to documental films on YouTube.
I published videos on one page so you can easy watch all ten parts of documental film about Chernobyl accident (by Discovery channel) without searching for next part.

UPDATE 2. hotarunokokoro has sent links to kiddofspeed.com with photos made in 2004:

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chapter1.html
http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chernobyl-revisited/
http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chernobyl-land-of-the-wolves/