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28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

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The Chernobyl disaster occurred in the early hours of the morning, 26 April, 1986. Seven seconds after the operators activated the 20-second shut down system, there was a power surge. The chemical explosions that followed were so powerful that they blew the 1,000 ton cover off the top of the reactor.

Here are 28 images of Chernobyl now, almost 28 years after the nuclear disaster.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Entering the first zone of exclusion, around 30 kilometres from the main nuclear power plant.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Driving past a "samosely". One of a few hundred people, who stayed behind after the evacuation in 1986.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Looking into the river running by the power plant. You can see two Catfish that are 8 feet in length.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

A monument to liquidators, the brave people who fought the blaze at the power plant.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

The welcome sign to Pripyat. It was supposed to be the atomic city of the future.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

A cross placed at the entrance of the city.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Pripyat town square.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Walking through the overgrown city. In order to stay safe from radioactive activity, its best to avoid walking through natural growth.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Haunting photograph of an abandoned apartment block.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Visitors keep leaving money in the same spot, until one day someone decides to take it.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

An old derelict school.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

What appears to be a waiting room.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

An old theatre.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

The swimming pool. Those who play Call Of Duty will recognise this.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Bumper cars in a run down amusement park.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

The iconic ferris wheel. The amusement park was due to open on May 1st, 1986, but was stopped by the nuclear meltdown on April 26th. The park was open for a couple of hours on the morning of the 27th, to distract the city people before the official announcement to evacuate the city was made.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

The geiger counter goes of the scale when pointed at the cracks in the ground.

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The ferris wheel, but closer up.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

A gymnastics hall.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

A shoe, eerily left in the middle of a room.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

An overview of the town square.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

A tree growing through the 6th floor of a building.

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

28 Haunting Images Of Abandoned Chernobyl, 28 Years After Nuclear Disaster

This machine measures radiation to make sure you are safe to leave the exclusion zone.

Its crazy to think that it will not be safe to return to Chernobyl and live there for another 25,000 years.

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