Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Prypiat, Ukraine - The Abandoned City

Prypiat is an abandoned city in the Zone of alienation in northern Ukraine, Kiev Oblast, near the border with Belarus. It was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. The city was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Its population had been around 50,000.

Prypiat and the surrounding area will not be safe for human habitation for several centuries to come. The most troublesome radioactive isotope (caesium-137) released by the accident (external gamma exposure has a short biological halflife in humans) will take 300 years to decay to one thousandth of its present level.

However, you can tour the ruins by video.


Anonymous said...

That is why I fear another world war, it will totally destroy the world.I wish they could stop nulear studies, because the thought of how many lives one atomic bomb could take sickens me.
I hope this doesn't happen to other cities.
May peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

I beg to disagree. Very, very few people in the world today would actually be willing to use nuclear weapons, simply because they understand that as soon as we do, everybody loses. Plus, if you think about the lives that were lost to nuclear weapons, think too of the lives that were lost to napalm and conventional bombings. Bombs don't kill people, people kill people. You can take away all of the weapons in the world and it still won't prevent murder and war.

Anonymous said...

Very scary...I think killing people(beings) is one and killing the world is onother thing...

The Look said...

That is very sad. Im from Ukraine, thankfully, not from that area. I think that it is unwise to produce nuclear powers. Stupidity, can sometimes win over peace.

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