An eerie beauty: Pripyat is illuminated again after 31 years of darkness

A group of enthusiasts from Poland managed to re-ignite the light in the ghost town of Pripyat.

Since the Chernobyl disaster, the city, which is only 5 kilometers from the break, has seen no light, except daylight. With the help of power generators, the Poles managed to bring back to life the lamps in one of the schools, street lights and neon signs of the city. It looks all fascinating and eerie at the same time.

The catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant happened on April 26, 1986. It is the biggest accident in the history of nuclear energy. The explosion occurred in the 4th power unit, located 120 km from Kiev – the capital of Ukraine, closely neighboring with Belarus. At that time, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was one of the largest in the world. It was a military-strategic object, included in the plan of the Soviet Army. A failure in the operation of the nuclear reactor occurred for various reasons. In addition to the fact that the reactor was not equipped with a modern security system, the level of automatic control and monitoring was too low. The yield of the nuclear reactor system did not cause an explosion. Both explosions were thermal. Emissions of radiation began to occur from the destroyed flaming fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and caused pollution of the nearby area, and later spread to a wider area of the environment.


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