Radiocative Chernobyl: New Aerial Drone Footage of ‘The Zone’
Satellite images and pictures from the ground tell a limited story of one of the world’s most dangerous abandoned places – this flyover footage fills in the gaps, covering the 20-mile nuclear wasteland with uncannily captivating footage. Until the arch finally seals up that stricken reactor, and no one knows when that might be, something like that could happen again. Today, the focus is on containing the problem. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. Residents were told to evacuate but that they could return within a few days – a promise that could not be kept. “With funds from over 40 different countries, 1,400 workers are building a giant arch to cover the damaged reactor. Chernobyl is forever.”
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The incident turned Pripyat from a city of 50,000 into a ghost town overnight, and that was just the beginning – fallout spread to neighboring countries and continues to leak out locally. Of his adventure, he recounts: “During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a ‘Stalker’. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place.