What is Chernobyl today, with a bird’s-eye view: video

Chernobyl New Safe Confinement
Chernobyl New Safe Confinement

November 29 the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant tragically famous covered giant sarcophagus.

What is place where the April 26, 1986 there was a fatal explosion, a bird’s eye – see in the video.

Protective arch above the Statue of Liberty, height – 110 meters. Weight confinement is also impressive – 36 thousand tons, which is 3.5 times heavier than the Eiffel Tower. arch length – 165 meters.

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Sarcophagus guarantees 100 years of radiation safety. Chernobyl nuclear power plant must be decommissioned by 2064.
Construction was carried out 10 years of confinement. The budget of the world’s largest mobile structure amounted to EUR 1.417 billion. Sponsors facilities arches were 40 donor countries.

12 little-known facts about Chernobyl

At night, April 26, 1986 there was an event that the United Nations named later “the greatest environmental disaster in the history of humanity”: the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded fourth reactor.
The representatives of the nuclear industry claimed that it was an accident, and the like would not happen again. But after 25 years of the accident at the nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” in Japan again reminded of the risk of another “Chernobyl” wherever nuclear energy is used. “Long-lived” radionuclides released by the Chernobyl disaster, ensure far-reaching consequences. Until now, after 30 years, they affect the lives of millions of people.
Here are 12 facts about this terrible catastrophe, which may open up previously unknown to you the details.

1. Almost 5 million people, according to “Green Peace”, are still living in areas contaminated by radiation.

One of the “self-settlers” exclusion zone. © Alex Kühni | Flickr

2. The radiation in the explosion was 100 times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

3. Residents of the nearest city of Pripyat were evacuated only two days after the disaster. In addition, many people have been exposed to high levels of radiation.

© thedakotakid | Flickr

4. Radioactive rain fell, even in Ireland. Hardest hit Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Together, these countries accounted for 63% of radioactive contamination.

5. As people left the Pripyat due to dangerous radioactivity, the city settled the wolves, wild horses, wild boars, beavers and other animals.

6. Among the animals that live within a 30-kilometer exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, have higher mortality rates, an increase in genetic mutations and reduced fertility.

7. It would be logical to assume that the other three Chernobyl nuclear reactor shut down immediately after the disaster. However, their work resumed – they were still in operation 13 years.

8. Radioactive material is still in crumbling cement sarcophagus erected over the reactor after the accident. Over it built a new massive shell, but it is only enough for 100 years.

9. The nearby forest called “Red Forest” when radiation painted trees in a fiery color and did not leave behind nothing but death.

© Qypcha | Wikimedia Commons

10. Now you can spend a weekend in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Travel agencies organize day trips to the abandoned town of Pripyat.

11. Pripyat will be abandoned, since it is necessary more than 24 000 years only to the intensity of the radioactive plutonium radiation halved.

12. The Ukrainian government first wanted to keep secret the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Sweden became the first country to tell the world about the crash.

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