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You know all the helicopter pilots 600 total that dumped sand and flew over the reactor died from radiation and then this one from hitting the crane, youtube has some sad videos on Chernobyl.


Edited by USFORCES - 4/26/11 at 10:52am
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I have an intense fascination with the events that occurred at the Chernobyl powerplant in 1986 and the aftermath of the disaster. I have no idea why I am so interested...

Maybe it is the realization that humans have reached a level of technology with which (without better understanding) we could permanently damage our species or our planet. Or maybe it knowing that this technology was put in the hands of people and a government that was so horribly under-prepared and under-educated about the potential consequences of a disaster at the plant.

Or maybe STALKER just permanently romanticized the bleak world of the Zone for me.

EDIT: It is amazing to think that after 25 years, the radiation leaking from the power plant through it's decaying sarcophagus is still strong enough to warrant building one of the largest man-made objects on the planet, the New Safe Containment structure (150 meters length, 257 meters span and 105 meter height. The project is due to be completed in 2013 at a cost of ~$1.4 billion and will contain the Chernobyl plant and the radiation leaking from it for at least the next 100 years.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 4/26/11 at 10:43am
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I have an intense fascination with the events that occurred at the Chernobyl powerplant in 1986 and the aftermath of the disaster. I have no idea why I am so interested...
Don't worry you are not the only one.

Its on my list of places to visit.
 
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That would be a fun place to go paintballing.
And go die a slow radiation filled death....
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Wow I never knew this if Russia wouldn't of removed the water under the molten core it would of caused a chain reaction / nuclear explosion that would of took out most of Europe.


Edited by USFORCES - 4/26/11 at 10:47am
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Actually even after the disaster the other reactors in the facility continued to operate for several years.

Reactor 1 - Shutdown in 1996.

Reactor 2 - Suffered a major fire in 1991 and was decommissioned shortly thereafter.

Reactor 3 - Shutdown in late 2000.

Reactor 5 & 6 - Under construction at the time of the disaster. Construction never resumed.
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what makes this whole situation worse, is that the government kept it hidden at first. The US and Russia sent spy planes to discover the issue then at that point there was an announcment of what happened. Then at that point the government still tried to play down the disaster, and people were encouraged to continue with life, and even attend the "parade of death"(May Day). Sad story all together.
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Wow I never knew this if Russia wouldn't of removed the water under the molten core it would of caused a chain reaction / nuclear explosion that would of took out most of Europe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiTQ8OGcYNo
That guy talking about it with accent around 1:05 sounds like Artyom from Metro 2033.
 
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Don't worry you are not the only one.

Its on my list of places to visit.
Agreed mine too
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