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fascinating!
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Re: Chernobyl vehicle graveyard. some hauntingly beautiful photos. (mattdesmond)

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Thanks for sharing! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

no problem! they're actually pics in a members-only thread on another site. they were too good to just keep over there though.
i like how the helicopters almost look like bleached carcasses.
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Re: Chernobyl vehicle graveyard. some hauntingly beautiful photos. (Obin Robinson)

Amazing! Was that a junkyard prior to the disaster, or were all those (presumably irradiated) vehicles placed there afterwards? I ask because many of them seem to have been picked over for parts. No surprise, but a bit scary when you think someone out there could have radioactive parts in their truck or van and not know it!
That huge tracked vehicle with all the hydraulics is the coolest. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
It looks like they took a standard pickup cab, cut it down the middle, and widened it by a couple feet.
 

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The rotor span on those helo's is HUGE..
Is it safe to walk in there yet?

you mean the really big ones? those are Mil Mi-26s. largest in the world. more info here if you're interested:
http://www.russians.bird.ch/MilHeli/MI26P01.html
i believe it's safe to walk about Chernobyl, but you're not supposed to eat anything from there or dig into the dirt to much. still lots of contamination.
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Is it safe to walk in there yet?
no... for an hour probably. but don't spend the night
 

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Re: Chernobyl vehicle graveyard. some hauntingly beautiful photos. (AKADriver)

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Amazing! Was that a junkyard prior to the disaster, or were all those (presumably irradiated) vehicles placed there afterwards? I ask because many of them seem to have been picked over for parts. No surprise, but a bit scary when you think someone out there could have radioactive parts in their truck or van and not know it!

those are ALL irradiated and contaminated vehicles set aside after the cleanup of the Chernobyl meltdown. missing parts? taken by scavengers.
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i believe it's safe to walk about Chernobyl, but you're not supposed to eat anything from there or dig into the dirt to much. still lots of contamination.
obin

You're also not supposed to enter any buildings, IIRC. Open areas are safe.
 

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in that link posted above...it says you also need to stay out of the woods near the accident site as well
"Usually, on this leg of the journey, a beeping geiger counter inspires to shift into high gear and streak through the area with great haste. The patch of trees in front of me is called red - or 'magic" wood. In 1986, this wood glowed red with radiation. They cut them down and buried them under 1 meter of earth.
The readings on the asphalt paving is 500 -3000 microroentgens, depending upon where you stand. That is 50 to 300 times the radiation of a normal environment. If I step 10 meters forward, geiger counter will run off the scale. If I walk a few hundred meters towards the reactor, the radiation is 3 roentgens per hour - which is 300,000 times normal. If I was to keep walking all the way to the reactor, I would glow in the dark tonight. Maybe this is why they call it magic wood. It is sort of magical when one walks in with biker's leather and walks out like a knight in a shining armor."


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Re: (AKADriver)

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You're also not supposed to enter any buildings, IIRC. Open areas are safe.

Guys read that link I posted above....it has all the info you are looking for.
You cant get too close to the plant....radiation is still very high in many areas....
And the trucks and all the left over equipment is no good, radiation gets into metal too.

Read thru that link....well worth it. Many pics...you will be amazed.
Here is one of the trucks...



Modified by VdubChaos at 12:34 PM 11-12-2004
 

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You're also not supposed to enter any buildings, IIRC. Open areas are safe.

If you have the right detection equipment you can enter the buildings if they are indicated as being safe, I believe.
I should know the name of the equipment, I used to work at a nuclear power plant.
 
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