Visual impressions from a day-trip to the evacuated Exclusion Zone around the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
You will discover scenes from the 30 km control post, the town of Chernobyl, a village, a kindergarten, and the sarcophagus around the destroyed reactor no 4. Join me on a walk into the deserted town of Pripyat and on to the last stop of the day. It will be at the formerly very secret Duga-1 radar station.
In the very early hours of 26 April 1986 reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded. It caught fire and exposed all present at the plant and the surrounding vicinity to immediate danger. In the ensuing days and years large numbers of people had to evacuate. Never to return.
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