“Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl”

I love this video and most everything about the serene, yet disturbing, interesting and dangerous beauty of abandonment. While filming for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode (aired on Nov. 23, 2014), Danny Cooke, armed with a camera, a dosimeter geiger counter and with the help of his guide Yevgen, also known as a ‘Stalker’, explored Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat — this is his haunting document of the aftermath:

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, and was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties.

Chernobyl construction site online, includes a live stream of the construction site: http://chnpp.gov.ua/en/project-nsc-construction/nsc-construction-site-online

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~ by Fionnlagh on December 27, 2014.

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