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Old 05-24-2015, 21:52   #1
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The best collection of Chernobyl pictures I've ever seen

http://imgur.com/a/TwY6q

Some of these pictures just leave you speechless. I mean, I knew it was a bad blow-up, but DAMN. A few of the pictures show up really grainy or disfigured because the radiation in the area was so high that it was literally destroying the film in the cameras.
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Old 05-24-2015, 21:56   #2
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cool thanks for sharing , ive always wanted to go there for some reason .
ive seen other pics that just mesmerize you the bumper car photos are plain eerie
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Old 05-24-2015, 22:02   #3
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I saw an interesting documentary on that somewhere, but I cannot remember the channel
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Old 05-24-2015, 22:19   #4
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Here's a good summary of what happened.

http://atomicinsights.com/accident-a...sed-explosion/
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Old 05-24-2015, 22:29   #5
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Didn't I read somewhere (recently) that there are now very brief tours of Chernobyl that one can take? Might be cool but not something I would personally do.
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Old 05-24-2015, 22:31   #6
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Didn't I read somewhere (recently) that there are now very brief tours of Chernobyl that one can take? Might be cool but not something I would personally do.
like i stated up top , i would love to . for some reason im drawn to it , but i dont know why .

hell ive had cancer ,remission 3 times . would not bother me
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Old 05-24-2015, 22:37   #7
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I wouldn't go anywhere near Chernobyl. No way.
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Old 05-24-2015, 22:45   #8
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The top gear episode at chernobyl was a great one.
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Old 05-24-2015, 23:01   #9
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Further entertainment was found at any of the city’s 10 gyms, 3 swimming pools, 10 shooting ranges, 2 stadiums, 4 libraries and a cinema, or by reading Pripyat’s own newspaper.
Now that surprised me.
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Old 05-24-2015, 23:04   #10
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Wow the exploding reactor!
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Old 05-24-2015, 23:14   #11
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Anyone up for a game of call of duty?
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Old 05-24-2015, 23:35   #12
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Thanks for posting that. Very intense.
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Old 05-24-2015, 23:49   #13
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Thanks for sharing that link. I've seen pictures of the city afterwards, but I never saw pictures of the actual workers going in trying to decontaminate the area. Pretty scary knowing you're working in an area that would provide a certain death sentence.
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I haven't visited Chernobyl on the ground, but have flown over it several times. It's a sobering experience.
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I was in the Marines when it happened. I was our company NBC training NCO.

When the details started coming out, I couldn't wrap my head around how much radiation they were reporting. Guys asked how bad this was. I couldn't formulate an answer. I said it was like an atomic bomb going off and it us still going off. Just still detonating and spewing radiation.
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WTF is Mickey Mouse doing in Pripyat???
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The injury pics are just unreal, can't think of much worse of a death.
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There was a huge concern that the molten reactor core could melt its way into the flooded basement. On May 4th, three incredibly courageous volunteers in wet suits dove into the basement together. The divers were an engineer named Alexei Ananenko, who knew the location of the venting valves, and two soldiers named Valeri Bezpalov and Boris Baranov, one of whom held a light. They were aware of what was at stake, and apparently knew it was a suicide mission, but were promised that their families would be well taken care of. The light failed and the poor men had to swim and find the valves by hand in pitch darkness. The valves were successfully located and opened, and the bubbler pool was drained of its 20,000 tons of water by the fire brigade, but all three men were suffering from radiation sickness even as they climbed out of the water, and each later died
Even though they are from a different land and were officially our opponents at the time, it is worth remembering their sacrifice on our own memorial day.
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The injury pics are just unreal, can't think of much worse of a death.
The suffering of the workers had to be horrendous
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I spent 4 days in Chernobyl and Pripyat. It was amazing, we stayed at a hotel in the town of Chernobyl.

[img]The Okie CorralChernobyl by edsel12, on Flickr[/img]

[img]The Okie CorralChernobyl by edsel12, on Flickr[/img]

[img]The Okie Corral100321-27-MSS-263-Edit by edsel12, on Flickr[/img]
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