Chernobyl - the city of Ivankovo district, Kiev region of Ukraine. Chernobyl is located on the Pripyat River, not far from its confluence with the Kiev Reservoir. Known due to the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Before the accident, about 13 thousand people lived in the city. Known due to the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Before the accident, about 13 thousand people lived in the city. According to the 2001 All-Ukrainian Census, Chernobyl (as well as Pripyat) is classified as “without population”. Currently, about one and a half thousand people live in the city: employees of institutions and enterprises of the Exclusion Zone and the unconditional guaranteed resettlement of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, working on a rotational basis, and self-residents (84 people according to the data of the TSOTIZ SE as of February 2017). The distance to Kiev in a straight line is 83 km, along roads - 115 km. Located 12 km southeast of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Until 1986 - the administrative center of the Chernobyl region
The military called this place "ADVANCED" the liquidators who worked at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant said - "ROOFING". It was the most infected, and therefore the most dangerous, place in the zone. The roof cleaning operation lasted more than five months. 3828 - it was just so many people who were taken to clean the most dangerous zone on the roofs of the station - zone “M”.
Wildlife finds a way to thrive in the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident
The explosion at Chernobyl was ten times worse than that at Hiroshima and was due to a combination of human error and imperfect technology. Using a real-time split-screen format reminiscent of the hit series, 24, this programme examines the 60 critical minutes leading up to the explosion at the power station on 26th April 1986. Each minute unfolds narrating the events from the perspectives of key characters involved including Chernobyl's deputy chief engineer and his staff in the control room as well as innocent bystanders, the wife of one of Chernobyl's workers and two fishermen working in Chernobyl's warm waste waters.
Not far from Pripyat is the Red Forest, the most radioactive in the world. It was demolished during the decontamination of the city, but has begun to grow again. It got its name because the foliage and needles of the trees turned red after the accident.
In 2016, another Shelter-2 was built on top of the sarcophagus above the fourth power unit, which protects the environment from radioactive particles. The old one, built in 1986, is designed for 20-40 years, but because of the high risk of destruction, they decided to build a new one over the first one.
Despite the terrible consequences of the Chernobyl accident at the nuclear power plant, the three surviving power units continued to work, and were completely stopped only after many years.
The 4 reactor was not far from the city of Chernobyl itself. It is separated from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant by 17 kilometers.