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Take a look inside Chernobyl's reactor No. 4


Posted on Friday, 27 September, 2019 | Comment icon 8 comments

What lies inside the remains of reactor No. 4 ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Ben Fairless
A small group of journalists were recently allowed inside the ruins of Chernobyl's infamous doomed reactor.
On April 26th, 1986, the catastrophic accident that befell the No. 4 nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine would not only result in the deaths of several dozen people, but also reduce the life expectancy of thousands more while leaving the whole area uninhabitable.

The incident would go on to become ingrained in popular culture, not only as one of the worst disasters of the modern age but also as a symbol of the dangers of nuclear power.

The abandoned city of Pripyat - complete with its dilapidated tower blocks and empty Ferris wheel - has become a familiar sight that has often been recreated in video games, movies and TV shows.
Exactly what lies inside the doomed reactor itself however is perhaps not quite so well known.

This latest footage, which can be viewed below, was recorded by one of a small group of journalists who had been given a rare tour of the reactor's control room.

As the camera pans across the various broken consoles that once controlled the nuclear plant, it's possible to imagine the panic that must have ensued back in 1986 when things started to go wrong.

33 years on, the room now serves as a humbling reminder of those who were killed.


Source: Russia Today | Comments (8)

Tags: Chernobyl

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Vox on 27 September, 2019, 12:15
Interesting. Do all the missing keys and gauges mean that vandals/loot hunters have been there beforehand? If so, I thought the place was guarded (in addition to the radioactive threat - or whatever is left of it).
Comment icon #2 Posted by freetoroam on 27 September, 2019, 12:17
Yep, not much salvable in there. Even suited up I would not like to be in there. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by freetoroam on 27 September, 2019, 12:25
I doubt any looters would risk entering there, they would not have much time to sell anything  
Comment icon #4 Posted by Vox on 27 September, 2019, 12:39
But why are the gauges and other things missing then?  Genuine question.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Kiltedmusician on 27 September, 2019, 13:16
I could imagine some of the technology being expensive and maybe the authorities had some of it reclaimed to secretly put back into service if it wasn?t too radioactive. Or they could be removing valuable materials to keep people from looting and spreading contamination. Or it could be the tour guides taking souvenirs to sell on the black market.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DieChecker on 27 September, 2019, 14:01
I'd imagine if it is safe for reporters, then state engineers have been in there quite a while and picked out the better equipment for reuse. Not sure how radioactive the control room would be. Might be a lot less then even out in the countryside, depending on the walls and if sealed good.
Comment icon #7 Posted by ThereWeAreThen on 1 October, 2019, 3:01
Are you really doubting the stupidity our species is capable of?
Comment icon #8 Posted by freetoroam on 1 October, 2019, 3:49
You make a good point.  They are out there https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-35785834


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