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Posted: 16 May 07, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://science.readigg.com/description/16193.html

This is scary... An entire city (and another town nearby) totally empty, with nobody around. But I think that weird fruit shows why one wouldn't want to go back to that place...


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Posted: 16 May 07, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that's... depressing...

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Posted: 16 May 07, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was born there!!!!

Damn...maybe that explains the cyclopism. o(


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Posted: 16 May 07, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

National Geographic did an issue on Chernobyl a few months ago.

Here's another story:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/04/0426_040426_chernobyl.html

I found this fact rather alarming:
Radiation doses in the area are still a dozen times higher than normal. Unable to make ends meet elsewhere, several hundred former residents have returned to Chernobyl, which once had a population of 120,000. Thousands more are shuttled into the so-called exclusion zone to work on the gradual powering down of the plant.

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Posted: 16 May 07, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's fascinating.

Sucks hardcore, but is really interesting. Those were some good pics.

Although it's quite different...it kind of reminds me of Stephen King's book The Stand.


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Posted: 16 May 07, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it looks like a setting for a computer game.

that zombie type game...what was it called?

ermmmmmmm.

EDIT: Resident evil ( not my kind of game but still...)

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Posted: 16 May 07, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian-Harold-May wrote:

it looks like a setting for a computer game.

that zombie type game...what was it called?

ermmmmmmm.

EDIT: Resident evil ( not my kind of game but still...)


There's actually a game that takes place in Chernobyl after the disaster. They turned it into a Doom3-esque FPS. It's called S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

ps. Resident Evil 4 was ACE!


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Posted: 17 May 07, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That game rocked...probably. My brother won't let me play it. So I killed him.


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Posted: 17 May 07, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know how the accident affected other areas?

According to the link, a city next to Chernobyl had to be evacuated too... But how about other cities around?


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Posted: 17 May 07, 06:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow... those folks in Chernobyl sure know how to throw a good party.


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Posted: 17 May 07, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="lime">Raf840 wrote:

Does anyone know how the accident affected other areas?


Let's see....for starters, all of Europe had to deal with a harvest of which the majority had to be destroyed out of safety-concerns, and I believe there were an awful lot of dead birds that year.


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Posted: 17 May 07, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not only areas were affected, but waht happened to the people was absolutely dreadful. The ones who had to suffer the most were the unborn babies, or the ones born within a couple of years after the disaster. Even the countries around Ukraine were affected by it; it is the case of Romania, too. I know my parents had to take iodine tablets, so they wouldn't develop a goitre. I have to confess that I too was a 'victim' of Chernobyl, even two years after: I was born with a hemangioma on almost a quarter of my face. But thanks to laser surgery it is almost gone. It is sad seeing those photos again though :(


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Posted: 17 May 07, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's more pics:

http://www.pripyat.nu/stalker/pripyat/chernobyl/chernobyl_pripyat_images.html

http://pripyat.com/en/photo_gallery/chernobyl/

and a view on google maps:

http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=en&ll=51.388629,30.103912&spn=0.020541,0.043559&om=1




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Posted: 18 May 07, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Those ones with the radiation meter near the grass are kinda creepy... I dunno what I'd do if I knew I was stepping on radioactive grass. :-P


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