The abandoned and radioactive town of Pripyat in winter

The abandoned and radioactive town of Pripyat in winter look very nice

The abandoned town of Pripyat takes on a new face in winter. All the gray spots turn into a white sheet, covering themselves with devastation and thick bushes. On the streets of the city it becomes light and spacious. Opens what is difficult to see in the summer.

(Photo by Maxim Alexashyn)

The abandoned and radioactive town of Pripyat in winter

When did people quit the quartiles of radioactive townPripyat?

The population of Pripyat was evacuated on April 27, 1986 because of the Chernobyl accident. A new satellite town of Slavutich, 50 km from the nuclear power plant, was built to accommodate the personnel of the Chernobyl NPP. Now Pripyat is in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. In administrative terms, the urban area is part of the Ivankov district of the Kiev region.

View of the abandoned and radioactive town of Pripyat from the roof:

Pripyat in the winter. VIDEO:

What happened in town of Pripyat on April 26, 1986

The abandoned city of Pripyat suffered from an accident at the nuclear power plant.

On April 26, 1986, a major accident occurred at Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former USSR.

The operating crew was planning to test whether the turbines could produce sufficient energy to keep the coolant pumps running in the event of a loss of power until the emergency diesel generator was activated.

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