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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Motorcycling Through Hell.

The daughter of a Ukrainian physicist makes periodic tours through the Chernobyl dead zone. This time, she took pictures.

You won't be able to look away. The pictures of the abandoned city of Pripyat, with the laundry still hanging from balconies and the mail untouched in boxes will chill and haunt you. Note the abandoned fire trucks near the plant.

They responded first to the disaster. That firemen are heedless of their own safety is a fact that crosses cultural lines.

Among other chilling facts: the Chernobyl plant is still operational, although the concrete "sarcophagus" containing the leak is crumbling badly.

[Thanks to Dom for the link.]

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