Pripyat cargo port near ChNPP

Dock cranes near Chernobyl power plant

These are port cranes near Pripyat. There were several of them, one crane was floating. With their help ashore crushed stone and sand, cement and other materials for the liquidation accident at Chernobyl nuclear power plant. With their help, a dam was built separating dirty lake from Pripyat River.

dock cranes near Chernobyl

Now these cranes are abandoned. They have a radiation background about 600 microR / hour. They live on birds, cormorants.

dock cranes near Chernobyl

Every year you can see that the details of cranes disappear, despite high radiation level. On a quiet pier on the river bank, only a few rusty old port cranes remind that there was once a new cargo port.

dock cranes near Chernobyl

Pripyat cargo port