Monday, April 28, 2008

Elena's Chernobyl

From elenafilatova.com:

My favourite are roads that haven't been ridden for years. Sometimes, I leave a log on the road to see if someone else will travel here. When I return in a year or two, seeing my log has not been moved suggests that I still have no followers...














There are more than 2,000 dead towns and villages within a radius of 250 kms (155 miles) around Chernobyl reactor. Each year I travel, I see more and more ruined places...














Looters are superstitious folks and are afraid to rob churches. Also, nearby community members come to fix the abandoned churches every few years, so like separate islands they stand longer than all other buildings in the area...

via growabrain

4 comments:

Alan Evil said...

We are currently being brainwashed into believing nuclear power is safe and clean. It is neither and never will be.

MarkR said...

I personally visited the Chernobyl area for two days in June 2006 with a friend and former resident of Pripyat. We toured the Chernobyl Plant (including the Reactor 4 control room), several of the abandoned villages, and Pripyat. I have posted a photo journal of my trip at:

My Journey to Chernobyl: 20 Years After the Disaster

John M. said...

Hi Alan,

30+ year old reactors may not be safe, in the long run, but if there is such a thing as safe nuclear power, the French are getting pretty close. (see pebble-bed reactors)

Clean, that's a whole different story, though the method of encasing nuclear waste in glass looks promising.

Bucky Fuller was adamantly against nuclear power. He equated it to using your own house as firewood on a cold winter night. He believed that there was something elementarily dangerous about it, fabric of the universe, and all.

John M. said...

Wow, Mark,

Remarkable stuff. Thank you very much.