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Encyclopedia > Pripyat, Ukraine
Pripyat
Abandoned village near Pripyat
Abandoned village near Pripyat
View of Chernobyl from Pripyat
View of Chernobyl from Pripyat

The Ukrainian city of Prypyat (При́п'ять) (in Russian, Pripyat (При́пять), located (51°22′60″ N 30°6′0″ E) in the north of Ukraine near the Belarus border, is an abandoned city. The city was home to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, site of the worst nuclear reactor accident in history. See Chernobyl accident. Pripyat, an abandoned city near Chernobyl (photo taken by me) could be deleted - moved to Commons File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pripyat, an abandoned city near Chernobyl (photo taken by me) could be deleted - moved to Commons File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... abandoned village near Chernobyl (photo taken by me) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... abandoned village near Chernobyl (photo taken by me) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2240x1680, 464 KB)View of Chernobyl taken from roof of building in Pripyat Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2240x1680, 464 KB)View of Chernobyl taken from roof of building in Pripyat Ukraine. ... A street corner in the ghost town of Bodie, California. ... Chernobyl area. ... A nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France. ... A nuclear reactor is a device in which nuclear chain reactions are initiated, controlled, and sustained at a steady rate (as opposed to a nuclear explosion, where the chain reaction occurs in a split second). ... The nuclear power plant at Chernobyl prior to the completion of the sarcophagus. ...


The site today is almost a museum documenting the late Soviet era. With entirely abandoned buildings, including abandoned apartment buildings (four of which were yet to be used), swimming pools and hospitals, everything inside remains, from records to papers to children's toys and clothing. Prypyat and the surrounding area will not be safe for human habitation for several centuries. Scientists estimate that the most dangerous radioactive elements will take up to 900 years to decay sufficiently to render the area safe. Radioactive decay is the set of various processes by which unstable atomic nuclei (nuclides) emit subatomic particles. ... The term element can refer to: Chemical element — material that consists of atoms with the same number of protons in the nucleus (see also Periodic table). ...


The city is entirely accessible and is relatively safe on the road, although it is unsafe to go around the city without a dosimeter. The doors of all the buildings are open to reduce the risk to visitors, although many have accumulated too much radioactive material to be safe to visit. Cross section diagram of dosimeter released by the Federal Civil Defense Authority A dosimeter is any device used to measure an individuals exposure to a hazardous environment, particularly when the hazard is cumulative over long intervals of time, or ones lifetime. ...


Tanks, helicopters, and all terrain vehicles from the Soviet Union's Red Army were left in dumps due to their high levels of radiation. Red Army flag The short forms Red Army and RKKA refer to the Workers and Peasants Red Army, (Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия - Raboche-Krestyanskaya Krasnaya Armiya in Russian), the armed forces organised by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War in 1918. ... Radiation has a variety of different meanings. ...


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