Saturday, April 18, 2009

Chernobyl / 20 years later

(Image credits:misterbisson

Found these images at Village of Joy. We're actually coming up on the 23rd anniversary (April 26th), so I thought I would post them here.
"It took three days before all permanent residents of Chernobyl and the Zone of alienation were evacuated due to unsafe levels of radioactivity. People from around the Soviet Union were forced to come and work here in order to liquidate the danger and evacuate the residents. Many of the workers died or had serious illness from radiation. My father was also recruited for this operation, but he bribed corrupt local officers with some good sausages which were rare and a valuable item at those times, so he’s fine an alive today."

(Image credits:left: Vivo (Ben) and right: Anosmia

(Image credits:hanszinsli

(Image credits:Vivo (Ben)
“Pripyat funfair was due to be opened on May 1st. The Chernobyl disaster happened April 26th.

No one ever managed to ride the ferries wheel. It remains one of the most irradiated parts of Pripyat since the disaster, making it still dangerous today, 22 years on.”

This is all so terrifying. I think the universe might be trying to tell us something. You can find the rest of the article and a ton of pictures here.

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