Saturday Scenes: Chernobyl

Chernobyl, Ukraine

My visit to Chernobyl and the surrounding area was one of the most fascinating experiences of my entire trip. In this photo, you can see Reactors 3 and 4 on the left (Reactor 4 is the one that exploded in 1986). To the right are Reactors 1 and 2. Amazingly, Reactor 1 continued to function until 1991, Reactor 2 until 1996 and Reactor 3 until 2000, when the entire power plant was finally shut down.

7 thoughts on “Saturday Scenes: Chernobyl”

  1. I’ve been fascinated by the idea of visiting Chernobyl. Very interested to hear that you’ve been there. I’m going to click on the link now to hear more about it.

  2. No, it’s not insane.
    After the explosion of reactor number four and installing shelters, the processes occurring inside the reactor needs to be controlled.
    Staff and today operates and maintains the station, controlling the processes occurring inside. Is building a new security wall reactor four.
    In fact, the need for the work station after the accident was a by-product to prevent further spread of the disaster.

  3. Wait, the plant was still running for YEARS after that happened? I thought they would’ve shut down the whole thing, that’s crazy!

    1. Great! It will look a lot different in June – you should be able to see much more of Pripyat than I did.

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