Phoronix To Tour Chernobyl Nuclear Site
Phoronix: Phoronix To Tour Chernobyl Nuclear Site
While a slight deviation from our usual roundabout with Linux news, benchmarks, and graphics driver articles, two weeks from today I have the unique opportunity to tour the Chernobyl disaster site and surrounding areas like the deserted Pripyat and Red Forest. As those into technology (like those reading Phoronix) seem to have interest in Chernobyl whether it be due to computer games they have played that are based around the Chernobyl site or simply due to the history and fascination by nuclear power and the unfortunate disaster in Ukraine, I will be posting some photographs and HD videos from what Chernobyl looks like in 2010. This will be on Phoronix and potentially a new Phoronix Media site for hosting the high resolution versions and the media may be potentially CC-BY-NC-ND licensed...
I'd love to go there sometime as well, it's somehow fascinating
A lot of fansites related to the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. have done community trips to those places in the past. I would have loved to go
Michael, could you elaborate on how/why you get to visit Chernobyl? How "hot" is the area; will you need to wear protective gear, etc.?
Originally Posted by jbrown96
it's an area mostly untouched by humans for 24 years. should be interesting
Wow, this is random. My first thought was, "Wait, WHAT?". My second thought was the same... My third thought was that I live A LOT closer, yet I have never had any desire to visit that ghastly place.
It's a serious question. AFAIK you can go into most areas of the exclusion zone for brief periods without protective gear but you probably want to have someone in the group monitoring radiation levels.
If you want to poke around near the reactor I imagine you would want some serious protective gear for even a short visit, but the abandoned cities are probably safer, as long as you don't stay there for long.
Food and water are probably a concern as well. I imagine everything needs to be trucked in...
"Didn't you work in a nuclear plant before?
- Yeah, in Chernobyl."
You just need to shoot a deer. I understand that they now roam the area as if they own the place and are phenotypically unaffected by the radiactivity.
Originally Posted by bridgman
The photos are interesting, but the story behind them is a hoax:
Originally Posted by frische