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Trees in the forest became frighteningly red and their radioactive glow could be seen in the night, because of the radioactive substances ejection into the atmosphere.
As a result of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
, a huge forest area of 10 square kilometers was affected by the radioactive outburst. At night it was possible to observe the red radioactive glow of trees.
Photo: Red Forest, © jones-y-gog
Then the disaster management team decided to demolish the trees and bury them on the place. This decision was hestile, because the forest was very close to the groundwaters so the burial of the remains of trees on the place increased the risk of radiating the Dnipro and Pripyat river basins.
The catastrophe also destroyed the historical monument "pine-cross", where Soviet partisans were hanged during the German occupation. It was located directly on the edge of the Chernobyl Red Forest.
By this time, the tree species have already partially recovered and the forest looks almost natural. On the territory of the forest an experimental polygon is developed to study the effect of radionuclides on objects in an isolated ecosystem.
The Red Forrest on the map
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Shortly before the Chernobyl disaster, here, in Pripyat, located in a couple kilometers from the power plant, the construction of the KGB building began.6
An amazingly tempting and simultaneously frightening place, which has become popular thank to many games and movies - is truly worthy of its reputation.12
The monument in honour of the first Union of Soviet Socialist Republics leader is still located in the deserted dismal Chernobyl city.8
A dead and long-neglected ghost town is widely known throughout the world after the tragedy that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.42
At the entrance to Pripyat the impressive size sign with the name of the city is located. It looks like the monument, but for USSR it was too normal.6
This school is a true example of the post-apocalyptic atmosphere of the gloomy, dark, abandoned Pripyat ghost town.11
At the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant canteen comes station staf and separate groups of tourists and travelers.11
Chernobyl-2 or OTH-SW Duga Radar
The over-the-horizon radar Duga or object Chernobyl-2 is the largest, most secret and grandiose object of the whole Soviet Union.42
The abandoned Polissya Hotel in the center of a Pripyat ghost town, where in April 1986 the liquidators of the accident were based.14
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant's fourth reactor is now saftly isolated by New Safe Confinement, covering the first sarcophagus - Shelter Object.12
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear catastrophe in history. Now the deserted station is surrounded by Zone of Exclusion 30 kilometres radius.15
The most contaminated with radiation area around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was named a 30-kilometer exclusion zone.17