Friday, November 28, 2014

Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

Earlier this year filmmaker, director and editor Danny Cooke visited Chernobyl, the site of the devastating 1986 nuclear disaster and captured some eerie footage. The area surrounding the reactor is called the Zone and it is one of the most contaminated places on Earth. The 20-mile no man's land was evacuated nearly 30 years ago.

Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

1,400 workers are currently building a giant arch to cover the damaged reactor like a casserole. There's still so much radiation coming from the reactor that workers have to construct the arch nearly a thousand feet away, shielded by a massive concrete wall. When finished, the arch will be slid into place around the Sarcophagus, then sealed up.
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