Chernobyl was one of the biggest nuclear accidents in the history of mankind. The accident became a very significant incident in the power industry of the entire world. If you aren’t familiar with the incident; the Chernobyl-incident happened in 1986. It was a nuclear power-plant by the city of Pripyat in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. One of the reactors blew open and radiation started to leak, melting down the entire power-plant with the city as well.
Up to date, a huge area around the power plant is still off-limits since there is radiation remaining. Everything including the city and the entire ecosystem has been washed away by the radiation. Interestingly, these sites are visited by tourists on guided tours. The city remains motionless, exactly the way it was when it was evacuated. The schools, the public spaces, the power-plant, everything remains as it was right at the last moment authorities evacuated the people. This article brings you photos that Romain Veillon captured on his camera when he went on a tour to Chernobyl.
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On this tour, Romain got to check out a lot of places in the city as well as parts of the power-plant.
The mistakes and the carelessness of certain people and structures are the reason for this disaster. The world made it a serious example of how dangerous handling nuclear energy is.
Many structural changes and also safety measures were designed to avoid what happened at Chernobyl. But, the leaked radiation still lurks around Chernobyl up to date.
Romain is one lucky person to witness one of the most significant places on Earth and take photographs of it himself.
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I wish they had notes as to what the area had been used for!!! Some are obvious I know, but some aren’t!!!