Chernobyl or the "dead zone"

  1. Here is a story of a woman who explored Chernobyl or the "dead zone" on her motorcycle and a geiger counter, I found it quite interesting, it's basically a journal with photographs and comments. It's about 25 pages long.

    http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/ki.../chapter1.html
    Last edit by brian on Apr 19, '04 : Reason: typo
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Eerily and morbidly fascinating, Brian. Thank you.
  4. by   lisaloulou
    Thank-you for this link. The reality of a nuclear disaster is far more frightening than we can imagine, and far more possible than we want to admit.
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    I stayed up late reading this womans journal. Very interesting.
    -R
  6. by   aimeee
    Wow. I'll have to read this. I recently met a fellow living in our town now who grew up about 20 miles from Chernobyl and was a boy there at the time of the disaster. Very frightening for his family of course.
  7. by   PennyLane
    Wow, this is incredible. It reminds me of "On the Beach" when they travel by submarine up to San Francisco to investigate the source of a radio transmission.
  8. by   Katnip
    I knew a fellow nursing student whose father was one of the 36 men the government chose to go in to look around and make sure the area was secure, and report conditions when they got done.

    They were given no special protective equipment; just surgical masks. Last year 4 of the original 36 were still alive, two were suffering from end-stage cancers.
  9. by   dianah
    So very scary and sad, cyberkat.
  10. by   howie122832
    I've seen this b-4, but still, all I can say is WOW!
  11. by   Su360
    This representation was so vivid and real. I remember hearing constant quips about 'the incidient'...but this made it real......thank you for enlightening me on what really took place.....




    Quote from brian
    Here is a story of a woman who explored Chernobyl or the "dead zone" on her motorcycle and a geiger counter, I found it quite interesting, it's basically a journal with photographs and commnets. It's about 25 pages long.

    http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/ki.../chapter1.html
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    have we learned?
  13. by   Reabock
    A friend sent me to this site last week. It is very eerie and quite interesting. Makes you think, especially when one is so close to aother potential disaster, as we were with Three Mile Island several years ago. This woman was very brave to go there and then to post the site so that others could see what really transpired and how many lives were affected, the final count of which remains a mystery covered up by the government at the time.

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