Chernobyl and Pripyat

Chernobyl is a city located in the northern part of Ukraine, near the border of Belarus. On April 26, 1986, Reactor #4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, exploded. The explosion took place at around one in the morning while the neighboring town of Pripyat slept. Four workers were killed instantly. Forty hours later, the residents of Pripyat were ordered to evacuate, and most never returned; By that time, many of the residents had suffered varying degrees of extreme radioactive poisoning. The city was cleared out in around 4 days.

In 2007 Alan Weisman wrote a book called ‘The World Without Us’. It is a book about what would happen to the natural and built environment if humans suddenly disappeared. He uses Chernobyl as an example of what happens to abandoned cities over time. It is a great book and their is also a documentary based on the book by the discovery channel.

More info on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster can be found here and here


5 Responses to “Chernobyl and Pripyat”

  1. February 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Amazing photos of the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident.

  2. 3 dobraszczyk
    September 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Fabulous photos. You might be interested in a post about my own visit in 2007.

  3. 4 Ben
    April 20, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I was just wondering if theses photo’s where subject to copy write?
    I’d like to know if i could use them in some T-shirt Designs.

  4. 5 Louis Groenewald
    June 21, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Who can I contact in regards with using one of these photos for commercial use?

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