Inside Chernobyl: 35 years after mankind's greatest nuclear disaster

Collection with 7 media items created by Michael Biach

Ukraine 23 Feb 2021 10:07

On April 26th, 1986, a number of wrong decisions have lead to greatest nuclear disaster of mankind. In the aftermath more than 200,000 people had be evacuated, 50,000 people alone from the town of Pripyat. This reportage explores the aftermath 35 years after the catastrophe, exploring the Nuclear Power Plant Chernobyl with its four different units (including infamous control room 4, where the fatal decisions happened). It also explores abandoned towns, the ghost-town of Pripyat. There are portraits of one of the last resettlers, elderly people who decided to live in the Zone.

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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
By Michael Biach
04 Feb 2021

Posters and billboards for the May, 1st parade were stored inside a building in Pripyat and are still visible 35 years after the nuclear disaster.

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By Michael Biach
04 Feb 2021

An abandoned car in front of Pripyats firestation where the first emergency calls were received following the explosion of Reactor one inside the Nuclear Power Plant Chernobyl.

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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
By Michael Biach
04 Feb 2021

Thousands of vehicles have been used during the intense cleanup following the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. All the vehicles were extremly contaminated. There were different graveyards, some of them have been illeagally stripped for scrap metal, others were later buried in the ground. This image is taken in a vehicle-graveyard next to the firestation in Pripyat.

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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
By Michael Biach
04 Feb 2021

Thousands of vehicles have been used during the intense cleanup following the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. All the vehicles were extremly contaminated. There were different graveyards, some of them have been illeagally stripped for scrap metal, others were later buried in the ground. This image is taken in a vehicle-graveyard next to the firestation in Pripyat.

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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
By Michael Biach
04 Feb 2021

Thousands of vehicles have been used during the intense cleanup following the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. All the vehicles were extremly contaminated. There were different graveyards, some of them have been illeagally stripped for scrap metal, others were later buried in the ground. This image is taken in a vehicle-graveyard next to the firestation in Pripyat.