August 16th, 2011

Chernobyl Zone, illegal motorcycle travel, pt.2

After the outbreak of Chernobyl disaster hundreds of civil and military machines were sent to fight fire. Firemen, army, civil defence forces - everyone was fighting, desactivating, evacuating. There was a plenty of work - some villiages had to be completely destroyed because of excessive radioactivity; whole forest ("red forest") had to be bulldozed and buried. All the machinery used in these tasks got radioactive and had to be dropped. Operators got deceases, cancer, death.

There are few junkyards of radioactive machinery inside the Zone. They are secured against marauders who seek to steal radioactive scrap metal, but there are always secret paths...

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