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Chernobyl - Чернобыль - При́пять - Pripyat
« on: August 29, 2009, 08:02:56 AM »
Maybe I missed a thread about Chernobyl (at При́пять/Pripyat) but I think it is important to tell to newbies about it again.

I hope you know that Kiev was in a zone of radiating defeat.



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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 11:19:04 AM »
This is a great site from a woman who likes to ride her motorcycle through the Chernobyl zone and take pictures:

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html

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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 11:58:30 AM »
This is a great site from a woman who likes to ride her motorcycle through the Chernobyl zone and take pictures:

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html
Yes that site is very interesting!


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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 12:20:14 PM »
Yes, very interesting. Thanks TwoBit.
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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 12:22:23 PM »
This is a great site from a woman who likes to ride her motorcycle through the Chernobyl zone and take pictures:

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html

Good info two bit

I like the way she writes and describes things example:

"All of this happy horseshit was for the May 1st Labor Day parade."


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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 02:15:44 PM »
I read that site a couple of months ago.

I have driven nearby that area, and it is quite chilling even today. Wiki says this:

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The Chernobyl Disaster was a nuclear reactor accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. It is considered to be the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history and the only level 7 instance on the International Nuclear Event Scale. It resulted in a severe release of radioactivity following a massive power excursion which destroyed the reactor. Two people died in the initial steam explosion, but most deaths from the accident were attributed to radiation.

On 26 April 1986 01:23:45 a.m. (UTC+3) reactor number four at the Chernobyl plant, near Pripyat in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, exploded. Further explosions and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area. Four hundred times more fallout was released than had been by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

The plume drifted over extensive parts of the western Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Western Europe,and Northern Europe, with light nuclear rain falling as far as Ireland. Large areas in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia were badly contaminated, resulting in the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 people. According to official post-Soviet data,[3] about 60% of the radioactive fallout landed in Belarus.

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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 04:03:07 PM »
OK, I have a man who works for me who is a big game addict and he mentioned the following game "STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl" and he said that it's very accurate in regards to what you'll see in the exclusion zone based on what he's seen from the actual imagery. 

Also, there is a very good documentary on this: 

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e5f_1201032645

I think there is another one as well, but I do not have the link for it.


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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2009, 05:21:23 PM »
The post explosion is called "Battle for Chenobyl" and it's a little more riveting.  Unfortunately, these are only clips from them.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5ab_1178102816

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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009, 07:01:24 PM »
My driver for my first trip to Kharkov was a physics student when the disaster hit. He was rousted out at 3AM from his university to work at the site. Now he has a special Chernobyl veteran parking pass that allowed him to park almost anywhere. Some fringe benefit....

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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2009, 08:08:41 PM »
Infection zone radioactive caesium-137.
You can see there Belarus (Homel,Mogilev,Bryansk) also.
Have a look where does your girl live.
I hope everybody knows that a radiation is the biggest factor for a genetic anomalies.

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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2009, 01:12:27 AM »
Infection zone radioactive caesium-137.
You can see there Belarus (Homel,Mogilev,Bryansk) also.
Have a look where does your girl live.
I hope everybody knows that a radiation is the biggest factor for a genetic anomalies.

I always make sure I pay careful attention to FSU girls the first time I'm alone with them in the dark if I think she may have ever lived near the Chernobyl zone.  If they glow in the dark, that's it: the relationship is over.  I don't date radioactive girls!

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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2009, 03:40:31 AM »
Good for you.

It is interesting that there some more anomaly natural zones.If you see trees like that then you ,maybe,know that it is anomaly zone.



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Re: Chernobil (Чернобыль).
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2009, 03:24:17 PM »
Infection zone radioactive caesium-137.
You can see there Belarus (Homel,Mogilev,Bryansk) also.
Have a look where does your girl live.
I hope everybody knows that a radiation is the biggest factor for a genetic anomalies.

The winds blew most of the Radioactive cloud towards western Europe. In Netherlands it was forbidden to grow spinach due to the high iron content up until 2002!!!
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Re: Chernobyl - Чернобыль
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2009, 05:29:17 PM »
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nfection zone radioactive caesium-137.  You can see there Belarus (Homel,Mogilev,Bryansk) also.
Have a look where does your girl live..

True, and I remember a lady I went to see a couple of times (she lived in Minsk in 1986 and now living in Moscow) telling me a story of how everyone in Minsk was dusting off shoot falling from the air that came from the reactor accident.  But, I'll be honest, as it came to her health I was more concerned about the fact that she was a heavy smoker for most of her life. 

Mirror, I'll also say that it's not just the fallout zone, but other areas you need to be concerned with as I visited Karabash which has an active population living in a valley where nothing grows and the drinking water for the city of Chelyabinsk is fed from a stream that flows through that city (tributary of the Mias River).  Even Perm (I think that is your city)  has problems with Hydrogenic Heavy Metals Pollution in the soils.  And lastly, I have been told by a Russian that American reliance on genetically modified food will cause huge portions of the population to become sterile in a few generations (my response to her was, "with the levels of pollution in Russia, do you not think the food supply is becoming mutated without science").  Anyways, I think most people going to the former FSU realize that the environment is not always pristine, but I do not think it should keep anyone from deciding to visit or meet someone from there as the human race has used the world as a trash can for a long time and it's not just a Russian problem (e.g. I was in Hong Kong last in 2006 and I was amazed at how bad the smog (from the industrial plants in China) had become since my first visit in 1995).