Chernobyl and Pripyat — Great walk to the Exclusion Zone
I have to say — I am not a stalker and I have not even played the same game. Hey, hey, hey? «ferris» wheel, stamp 16 storey, zgrls «Arc», port cranes, railway bridge, hospital, school, swimming pool, stadium, and of course. But first things first…
Fees and hiking through the zone to Pripyat
The territory of the former military unit in which the anti-missile regiment was based.
I was an illegal I had a guide — illegal trips to the zone. It was originally planned to be the case. — all merged, so I went to Kiev alone. Already there I met with the conductor and we went hiking.
Now there is almost nothing left. Technology, garages, barracks and the hangar, which kept the rocket.
Separately, you need to tell about the backpack. I realized, I realized, I couldn’t go far with him. He weighed 19 kg. After that, I laid out food and clothes. It was possible to reduce weight to 15 kg. When I arrived in Kiev, I specifically walked 2 km to the hostel.
Having reached the hostel, I threw out the clothes, sneakers, sleeping bag and dry fuel. 3 sets of removable underwear, 2 pairs of shoes (a pair of shoes), a minimum of food, a flashlight, a set of clothes, Weight was reduced to 12 kg, there was nothing more to throw out.
We’ve been a bus station, where we’ve taken a bus,
We climbed through the thorn and ranged across the field into the forest. Where it was possible to rest in anticipation of the dark. Climbing through the forest, we cursed the blackflies and mosquitoes. These creatures were just that it is just hard. No repellents helped. The effect of them lasted for about 15 minutes. They flew into the eyes, nose and ears. Insects were the most aggravating circumstances for the whole trip.
When we’ve reached the Pripyat. But instead of sleeping, sunbathing, all this time I waved mosquitoes and midges.
The territory of the military unit is not so big. Previously, it is completely overgrown. At one time, this military unit is defended by the station and zgrls «Arc», but after the BSEC accident, it was one of the first to be evacuated.
Here, as well as everywhere have been «metal», they tore out the wiring. There are both official metal collectors and black «metal».
At nightfall, we set off on the road. I’m not describing how we’ve walked along, passing by the city at 00:30. In the city, in one city, in one apartment, but rather in a cozy apartment, two girls were waiting for us. They themselves have reached for the 3 days.
Having reached the bottom of the city.
Sunrises and sunsets in Pripyat are simply gorgeous. I still have 3 dawn ahead.
Having met the dawn and some sleep, Once the cozy flats, they turned into lightless boxes. Almost all apartments are tried. Cutting off the batteries, they simply threw them out of the windows, not always bothering to open the latter. This is why many of the windows are broken.
At many entrances you may notice downed concrete visors. — Fallout from windows.
Nature very quickly conquers its territory. The city of the USSR is now completely overgrown. A lot of moss and ivy.
You can find such a sign.
You can often find a sign with a list of tenants.
Everywhere the paint peeled off and cracked
The situation is no better. Broken doors, peeling wallpaper
In many apartments, I noticed that I was crammed or filled with a wardrobe.
In some places, the batteries are still preserved.
In many apartments you can find a piano. All piano production Chernigov plant.
Broken glass — common occurrence
Separately, it is 15 centimeters in the doorway. This is not an isolated case.
How was it possible to design apartments in such a way ?!
Almost a whole pack of cocoa
On the first floor of one of the entrances, I discovered the office of the insurance company.
During the breaks, children lined up along the corridor… well, sometimes stalkers
Railway bridge and pier
Stadium and lighting tower
Sooo much rocked by the way
You can see a lonely smile.
Let us once and for all clarify the situation with the radiation background. So: there is no safe dose of radiation! Radiation is harmful in any quantities. This is the sun, granite embankments, and even during air travel. It is dangerous to get it. Safe background radiation — If you are a person, you will get blurred. This is about 30 μR / h. According to the radiation standards of radiation standards is 50 μR / h. For comparison, it’s 11 μR / h, and on a bright, sunny day, 17 μR / h.
Short stay from Moscow to New York
Of course, you can get a little sickness in a few days. So, for example, it happened to be the first to arrive at the scene of the accident. But they were more than the safe.
Many people think that it is the epicenter and the ChNPP station is located in it. Not. The station is located 13 km from Chernobyl. And in fact, Chernobyl is not so much affected by radiation. It is located in the north and west.
A small historical excursion. Chernobyl located on the river Pripyat, 83 km from Kiev (physical distance), if it is 115 km along the roads. Before the accident, 12.5 thousand people lived in the city. It was the morament of the mob that has been mentioned in the 15th century. survived to the present day. The castle was reconstructed, turned into a county center.
AT 1793 year became part of the Russian Empire. Until it was the 20th century, it was settled by the Ukrainian peasants.
During First world war This was the site of battles in the civil war. He was the first war in the Polish army, and he was repulsed by the Red Army. In 1921 included in the Ukrainian SSR.
AT 1970-10 years from Chernobyl, Ukraine — Ukrainian SSR, nuclear power plant.
AT 1985 Over-the-horizon radar Duga was commissioned — object Chernobyl-2.
April 26, 1986 The history of nuclear energy.
Now in Chernobyl 3000 people live. The administration of the Exclusion Zone is located in the city. There is a shop.
It is also accepted that after 1986, life in the zone stopped. Not! The station itself was operated until December 15, 2000. Until that time, it was a working system. In the pool swam workers zone. Only after the 2000s did the city begin.
It was 6,000 MW, as of April 1986, the power generating capacity of the 4,000 MW were in operation. Chernobyl NPP, along with the Leningrad and Kursk NPPs, was the most powerful. According to unconfirmed reports, the NPP is in the world!
By the way, now the most powerful nuclear power plant — Kashiwazaki-Kariva, which is located in Japan, produces 7965 MW. And before the tsunami in 2011, Fukushima 1 and 2 were considered the most powerful. They produced 8814 mW.
And here we come to the accident itself. As many as surely, it’s like a bomb explosion. Not! Immediately we will happen This would require, firstly, highly, and secondly, to ensure your supercritical mass. It was explosion, caused by the pressure of superheated, due to uncontrolled reaction, steam. The explosion of the power units, which has been broken through the roof. Everything! On this physical destruction ended. It is a fact that it is a matter of fact that it is flew out. After the explosion, a fire began. Although it was a gross violation of safety rules.
It was not the case that it was not detected, despite the fact that it was not detected. Vladimir Nikolaevich Shashenok, at 6 am on April 26, 1986, died of severe burns at the Pripyat hospital. At this time, 108 people were responsible for nuclear power plant. Another 24 people were hospitalized during April 26th.
According to official statistics (if my memory serves me) 7 people died. It was a decay. The number of victims of that accident.
Another myth — there is a zone mutants. Of course, the mutation takes place, but the mutation — head and tails. As a rule, it is possible to increase the rate of plants. If you are not in the world, you’ll not be able to live.
I hope I answered most of the questions. It is a no-brainer.
Today, the goal of our journey — railway bridge across the Pripyat River. Electric trains are still running. But before we get to go through it, it’s a lifeless desert.
Before the accident, there was a wasteland.
After the accident, a temporary burial ground was made here. They dug up the pit, packed them with materials and buried them. They buried about a depth of 3 meters.
This is the ultimate goal of our journey today.
It is a woman who is taking a look at this while in Pripyat, and psychologists! You guys are all here — Well done! You really know how to live properly. Forgive me unreasonable. Next time I will ask your advice.