Сhernobyl liquidators

Who are liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster?

The word “liquidators” has acquired its great and profound meaning after Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986. So they called those who, in a valuable life, rushed to eliminate consequences of what “peaceful atom” had done. Look unique archive photos of Chernobyl liquidators

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Employees of station took part in elimination of consequences of accident. They were engaged in shutting down equipment, dismantling blockages, eliminating fires on equipment and other works directly in reactor hall, engine room and other premises of emergency block. The number of victims accident was 31, of which one died directly during explosion, another died immediately after accident from multiple injuries, rest died within a few weeks after accident from radiation burns and acute radiation sickness.

Сhernobyl liquidators

Сhernobyl liquidators pictures

We try not to miss a single shot. This is our story and memory of those who saved us!

1) Photo: Cleaning the Chernobyl nuclear power plant roof from radioactive pieces of fuel, debris, and fuel elements. (Fuel element (TVEL) is main structural element active zone of a heterogeneous nuclear reactor containing nuclear fuel.

This difficult work was performed by people, as from the high background of radiation cars refused to move

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2) Photo: building process first Shelter 1 or “Sarcophagus”.

Shelter is an insulating structure above fourth power unit Chernobyl nuclear power plant, built by November 1986 after explosion of 4th reactor. 400 thousand cubic meters of concrete mix and 7000 tons metal structures were used for construction Shelter. It was built in shortest time – 206 days.

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3) Photo: A rare snapshot technique that operated directly from Chernobyl nuclear power plant:

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4) Photo: Construction “Sarcophagus” in middle stage. In photo you can see destroyed 4th power unit and mash. Hall. Highly radioactive debris and building structures.

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5) Photo: concrete pouring 4th power unit of ChNPP. Archive of Chernobyl liquidators

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6) Photo: In picture heroes-liquidators. Very ones whose hands were built iron-concrete Sarcophagus at Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Titanic and dangerous work was done. Liquidators Chernobyl

7) Photo: Police on sedimentation tank. Cars, which, after the accident, became unusable and dangerous for use because of radiation, were stored on Rassokh and Buryakovka. Some equipment was disposed of,  other was dismantled for details, and rest remained to stand on repositories to this day.

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