Tuesday, 31 July 2012
So I am going to start doing some short research blogs, because I love researching about different things. Because I'm a nerd. So here's my first one, with lots of pictures, that hopefully show up for you all.
Most of you have heard of Chernobyl, the nuclear power plant in the Ukraine that exploded causing radioactive material to contaminate the atmosphere of much of Russia. It happened in 1986 and was considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in the worlds history. From 1986 to current day with the number of cancer victims and direct deaths from the fire itself the death toll has been put at well over 200,000.
The closest town to the Chernobyl was Prypiat. Prypiat was a town that was not evacuated quickly enough. People went about their days normally, not realizing what was going on. Until they started to fall sick that night. With metallic tastes in their mouths and upset stomachs, they were being poisoned by radiation. The next night they were told to evacuate. Currently Prypiat or what used to be Prypiat is beyond that of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. A zone that cuts people off from areas that are still too high in radiation. It is a ghost town.
An abandoned school house in Prypiat
Government Cover Up
The Soviet government covered up Chernobyl from the rest of the world until 2 days later when the radiation cloud reached a Swedish reactor. At first they thought that it must be a leak in one of their reactors, the radiation level was so high they began to search frantically for one. They found nothing. They tested soil in the Netherlands, etc and it all came back 5 times that of normal level. Although Chernobyl had evacuated Prypiat, they had neglected to evacuate any other towns surrounding the area. Finally the USSR admitted their fault.
100,000 km across Europe and Russia are currently testing positive Radiation and 2,600 square kilometers of that is unusable due to radiation poisoning risks. Many people have suffered the consequences of Chernobyl, from thyroid cancer to abnormalities in birth. And lack of safe food supply. The after-effects of Chernobyl were expected to be seen for a further 100 years. Prypiat is a ghost town taken over by three headed frogs and dogs with no bodies. Along with
Although it's an ongoing joke that Chernobyl Children are eight legged creatures or freaks of nature, it's typically false. Occasionally you will find one that looks like this.
The child's lymphatic system shut down. Most Chernobyl children are left paralyzed, hairless from chemotherapy or, with large tumors that encompass important organs in them, like the brain or kidneys. Some children are left no limbs at all.
Baby born with brain outside it's head
Radiation can stay in a persons genes for up to 20,000 years.
Feel free to correct me on anything you see wrong.