View Full Version : Pictures from Chernobyl zone

04-02-2004, 12:06 PM


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04-02-2004, 12:18 PM
Amazing site, although sad http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Chernobyl must be the worst man-made disaster in history........

Well, it is certainly the most enduring.

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04-02-2004, 12:30 PM
My uncle was one of the fireman working in the zone. He is handycaped now and has to take pills for the rest of his life. He was sent to the zone couple of weeks after explosion. The ones who were there first are all dead.

04-02-2004, 12:36 PM
Wow... what a lady...... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
I would love to meet her. No hanky panky,,)I'm on a restricted diet... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif) but I bet she would have some good conversation.

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04-02-2004, 12:38 PM
Great website. My aunt studied to be a teacher in Chornobol. Died 5 years later from throat cancer at age of 24.

04-02-2004, 12:41 PM
Stunning, and very very sad.


04-02-2004, 12:56 PM
very very sad. chapter 7 makes my chest feel weird.


04-02-2004, 01:02 PM
Outstanding website....could have been Three Mile Island.

04-02-2004, 01:03 PM
Great site.
Very sad.

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04-02-2004, 01:05 PM
Truly telling pictures, far greater than words can convey of the situation.

She described the quiet, and I can only imagine what that might be like. Remember being on my grandparents' midwest farm during the winter months, and just sitting out in the middle of the cornfield (which naturally doesn't have corn at that time of year) and just stunned by the silence. Growing up in a suburban area, I wasn't used to that.

This would be many times worse. Thinking about how many people died, and the kind of horrible deaths they suffered through. Truly is a ghost town. Can't imagine anyone not getting the shivers if they went even near that place.

04-02-2004, 01:20 PM
That was captivating, but spooky.



04-02-2004, 02:18 PM
with current technology - why arent we way more involved in Solar power?.. Hybrid powered vehicles are one thing.. but stationary homes and businesses where larger collectors can be used andd in places like So.Calif. Arizona New Mexico etc... There should be way more involvement in this area by knowledgeable people than there is. Could it be Big Oil is in the way?.. or is the inherent (read psycopathic)
danger of nuclear energy so small?.. Not when you see it up close it isnt. So the DOD wants nuclear plants so they can use the spent rods for weapons and here we are.. I have solar on my house and its not dangerous to anyone.
My Gas & elect. bill was $2.11 last month.

04-02-2004, 02:22 PM
Very interesting and extremely eery.
Must be a very unique experience riding through a completely silent town frozen in the past. A twilight zone feel if there ever was one.

04-02-2004, 02:36 PM
Really an amazing site, and an amazing woman! Some of the best I've seen on the net in a long time!


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04-02-2004, 02:47 PM
Interesting site - eye and mind awakening...

Thanks for sharing.

04-02-2004, 02:52 PM
Bozhye Moy...If only I had Cyrillic on my computer...translated from Russian: My God.

And yes, I know Ukrainian isn't exactly the same as Russian...but I don't speak Ukrainian.

Amazing stuff.

04-02-2004, 03:24 PM
i went thru my village at 3-6am last year... was dead. was cool and spooky http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. went in fields and stuff too.
could still hear motorway and train, but very very quiet.
great site http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
sad tho http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
solar power, wish we could have this, but oil ppl are in power http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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04-02-2004, 03:45 PM

Interesting Story. That woman has alot of balls to go through a nuclear desert like that. Truly haunting and very eerie.

04-02-2004, 04:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CaptArnold:

Interesting Story. That woman has alot of balls to go through a nuclear desert like that. Truly haunting and very eerie.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

she might have now literaly http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif
&lt;tone&gt;lowed as low as i can go http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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04-02-2004, 05:34 PM
What a barren area....it reminds me of the accident at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, PA in 1979 when I was just a kid and didn't realize the full scope of the crisis.

The Chernobyl area looks like a perfect set for a George Romero zombie film--cool!


04-02-2004, 09:09 PM
Did that remind anyone of Feargus Urquhart's Fallout? If some of those posters had Pipboy on them, I wouldn't have blinked.

It makes me want to travel there, and spend a year doing a large format photo story... but maybe digital would be better... i wonder how long before sheets of film are gamma-toast? But for the radiation counts she was getting... I might aim for more protection.

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04-02-2004, 10:14 PM
Thank you for sharing this with the community. 600 years or so until it is habitable. Unreal. I had no idea the death toll was so high.

04-02-2004, 10:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AdEridanus:
Did that remind anyone of Feargus Urquhart's Fallout? If some of those posters had Pipboy on them, I wouldn't have blinked.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Can't get over all of the communist era propaganda posters vs images of the aftermath of silent seeping radioactive death. Totally amazing juxtapose. Duck 'n' cover..


04-02-2004, 10:42 PM
Wow... great website, thanks alot.

The visual effects of radiation with glowing trees and brilliant bursts of light seem cool - forgive me for using "cool" to describe such an awful event. If you see any of those effects, chances are you're dead in a week... I don't think I could a imagine what was once a beautiful, bustling city is now a complete ghost town with no living thing in sight...


04-02-2004, 11:54 PM
Tremendous stuff. She is not only beautiful, but brave!

04-03-2004, 12:39 AM
Just so you know a game called S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadows of Chernobyl will allow you to play in that town - it is modeled nearly exact as the town of Pripyat. www.stalker-game.com (http://www.stalker-game.com) is the site.

04-03-2004, 12:42 AM
A tragic tale of just how much nature's awesome power dwarfs man's puny understanding.

I hope very much our friend does not become ill due to exposure.

But for sheer dumb luck, we Americans would have had our own Chernobyl.

It was called "Three Mile Island".

I salute your courage, Elena.


04-03-2004, 12:54 AM
Interesting site, thanks.

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04-03-2004, 01:17 PM


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04-03-2004, 03:04 PM
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04-03-2004, 03:59 PM
I'd never have thought it was that bad until seeing the devastation up close in her pictures. She's one brave soul going into that God foresaken place. It's a very sad story that more should see so it won't ever happen again.

I wish her well and continuing good health although I feel she'll be a casualty one day. You can continue to travel around in there without it's aftermath affecting you.

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04-03-2004, 04:25 PM
Great find. It makes you want to see it for yourself. I also cant wait to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. If you visit their website it shows some pictures of the trip they took to see the site.

04-03-2004, 04:42 PM
I hope she is brave and not just foolhardy. Good read, none the less. Makes one stop and think.

Contrary to many other posters in this thread, I was surprised to see how small the dead zone is; how close to ground zero people live in what is concidered normal situations; how close to ground zero that background radiation is as low as twice normal. Still, though... it doesn't go away quickly. It either transported elsewhere by wind or water, or lingers bound to dust and living things. Let's hope the 300 years estimate is the right one.

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04-03-2004, 05:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Baron_Dresden:
Tremendous stuff. She is not only beautiful, but brave!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

There is nothing brave in visiting Chernobl zone. You can't live long there of cause. You body will acomulate dangerouse anount of radiation.

Hundreds of jurnalists visit the Zone every year. They even visit the power plant itself. My friends wife, was at the plant as a journalist.

More over!!! More then 10 year after accident the pland was operational and produced electricity. Only 4-th block was damaged and 3 others were operational. People worked and lives there for a long time.

Ukrainial government didn't wasnt to close the plant and they did so only after European Union demanded to do so.

And if you think thet Chernobl is the only place like thet on the Earth, you are wrong. Just imagine how many nuclear weapons test sites around the warld. Russians have them, Americans have them, Franch even tested their weapons in the sea, destroying beautifull coral islands.

04-04-2004, 05:49 AM
Have a look and be shocked.

04-04-2004, 08:33 AM
creepy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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04-04-2004, 01:06 PM
I remember that event a bit, being at that time in age of 12 and living some 800km(?) west in neighbouring country. Our government forced the whole nation to go out for the 1st May parademarch.. and condemning Austrians who prohibited use of milk and vegetables after that catastrophy. Typical face of communism, but that you will not learn in western left-oriented universites from "intelectuals" there.

Btw, the explosion tore out the 700t mass of concrete-steel top cover from the reactor. The first country who find out something had happened were Swedens. Only then USSR admitted that "something happened". Damned red bastards.

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04-04-2004, 04:05 PM
Istreliteli: no I don't, I'm afraid I don't even know it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Yeah, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. should be interesting in a very different way.

Myself, I was 4 at the time living in Kiev. My grandma worked at a hostpital and had friends who heard about this the night it happened. I remember the phone ringing in the middle of the night and my parents closing and sealing all the windows to keep out any dust.
The gov't didn't say anything for two weeks.

04-04-2004, 04:19 PM
scary http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

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04-04-2004, 04:20 PM
Brave? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

I bet she glows in the dark, now... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

At least the statements about radiation seem to be official ones. Roentgen is the strength of radiation and not calculated to the hour, AFAIK.

It's a sad story, but only a few hundred kilometers north, there are a dozen reactors in rotten nuclear powered subs, that can blow off any minute and radioactive materials lying the in the harbors, next to the fishing boats.
Speaking of man-made catastrophes, I doubt Tshernobyl is the most dangerous disaster - it was just the one that they couldn't hide for more than 2 days, because of the large cloud that moved towards middle europe... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif



04-05-2004, 11:55 AM
I was so enthralled by this woman and her images that I showed it to my photojournalism class... we went over each image for about an hour total. We also dicussed if she's really that concerned about the cumulative effects of radiation.

04-07-2004, 06:44 AM
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04-07-2004, 07:26 AM
Chapter 19 is eerie. The Ferris Wheel there really creeps me out.


04-07-2004, 08:05 AM
Darn irresponsible accident. Terrible disaster for all of us!




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