Background radiation in the accident zone is still well above normal. But far from being a wasteland, wildlife has rebounded in the exclusion zone and
trees are reclaiming the ghost city of Pripyat, said Mary Mycio, author of "Wormwood Forest," a 2005 book on the area.
it might shock you that sooner or later the exploded reactor itself will have to be dismantled once reduced radiation levels and advances in
technology permit it, because it has got to be a cheaper option than building dome over dome over dome - forever
if the nuclear industry were serious about public perception and dismantling capability, they'd be all over this project, because it would put to rest
this notion that all things nuclear are 'forever' while demonstrating a very useful technology that might come in handy in Three Mile Island.or for
re-opening geological deposit sites.
for reasons to do so, click
here or consider the value of rare earth metals and residual fuel ($100k / kg)
edit on 2010.12.16 by Long Lance because:
Back when the internet (and myself) were younger I came upon a website by a Russian photographer who rode her motorcycle into the disaster area and
took a lot of photos. She had a Geiger-counter with her and she wrote that as long as she stayed on the roads the radiation levels weren't too
dangerous. Wish I knew how to get back to the site, I'm sure it's still out there somewhere.
The photos and information on that website you're talking about is not very good, and to top it off the entire backstory she used was fabricated. In
reality, she did not ride her motorcycle through the zone, she took a tour of the zone with a guide, then took some photos of her and her motorcycle
outside of the area, claimed she rode through it with a load of incorrect information.. probably for her ummm.. e-peen. Please can we stop
mentioning that website... (that I shall not name).
Also when they're standing outside the sarcophagus they're getting about 65 microsieverts per hour, basically it would take them 48 hours of standing
there to get as much radiation as an average person would in a year... certain diagnostic (medical) imaging procedures will give you more radiation.
Probably not 'dangerous' although staying there especially for longer periods of time would have risk. So you wouldn't want to live there. Consuming
food grown on the site (or breathing in dust) would be dangerous, because it may accumulate in your body constantly radiating for the rest of your
life (that's why they have masks etc..)
There's also tons of videos on youtube, and I'm sure you can find even more trip-reports. You can get tours through the area, after all.
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