This is a page where I will store and share my Chernobyl stuff- I have pictures, documentaries, and other interesting facts about the accident that happened there. If you are unaware of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, On April 26, 1986, faulty design caused reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to go into a critical state during a planned safety test. Due to radiation from the disaster, the town of Pripyat is completely uninhabitable and will remain that way for 200,000+ years.

Drone footage of the abandoned city of Pripyat

Documentaries About The Disaster

A very good docu-drama about Chernobyl, but a bit strange because none of the actors have Russian accents.

This is the Zero Hour (which also did a Columbine documtentary!) program about Chernobyl.

A short 1998 documentary about the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster: includes interviews with surviving firemen and a tour of Pripyat, at that only abandoned for 12 years.

Here is the trailer for the HBO Chernobyl documentary released in 2019. I'm so glad that HBO decided to do this, and that they did such an amazing job of it. Unfortunately it's not on youtube in full like the others, but it's well worth a watch if you can find it.

Other Interesting Facts

The image above is of the 'Elephant's Foot' at Chernobyl. It is a pile of molten, extremely radioactive matter that was once part of reactor four's core. This article explains it much better than I ever could, and this exerpt tells you just how deadly it is: " [an exposure of] 300 seconds will produce a relatively quick death, which is better than many alternatives. After just 30 seconds of exposure, dizziness and fatigue will find you a week later. Two minutes of exposure and your cells will soon begin to hemorrhage; four minutes: vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. 300 seconds and you have two days to live."

Click here to read more (offsite link)

In front of reactor 4, there is a monument commemorating those who lost their lives in the Chernobyl disaster. There's another statue in Chernobyl at the now abandoned firestation for the firemen who died from radiation poisoning while fighting the fire, which you can see below.

When the firemen were brought to Pripyat's hospital for treatement, their radioactive clothing was discarded in the basement where it wouldn't contaminate any other patients. The clothing is still there today, and still extremely radioactive. This video shows a man exploring the basement and finding the clothing using a Geiger counter.

I'll be adding more and more, but for now I will send you off with a very relevant song, brought to my attention by Empeethree: