2013 thread: http://archive.4plebs.org/hr/thread/1943349/
2014 thread: http://archive.4plebs.org/hr/thread/2242413
I know there's another thread about this, but it's just repost from last year's thread. This thread will be only new pictures (at least "4chan" new). Feel free to ask anything about the project.
October 23th, 2014
November 18th, 2014
Fun fact: the yellow crane in the back is one of the world's tallest cherry picker (Wumag Palfinger WT 1000, just over 100m).
I started learning about Chernobyl when I was about 14, and I'll admit I've always been a bit of a science geek but something about this story fascinated me.
I remember spending hours looking at pics, videos, movies etc. about it and also became interested in power generation because of it. At some point I had hoped it would have been a career path for me unfortunately things didn't/haven't worked out the way I had planned but will always have an interest in the field.
Now, I must go lay down to go work my meaningless night job
I might make this my desktop bg
I have a few pictures from this point of view that I find better, I'll post them at some point.
Here's a shot of the rails for the bridge crane (also more on that later).
In the back you can see one of the garage for the bridge crane's carriage.
Just as an FYI, I'm not part of this project in any way. But I'm pretty sure they've taken that into account. The skidding operation is quite slow, so it shouldn't impact the integrity of the existing sarcophagus.
No, no, no - if you hit it with a big enough bomb, you'd literally change the molecular structure of the radiation that is already there. The old radiation and new radiation would offset each other and you'd have a clean site immediately.
You couldn't be more wrong. And yes, I am qualified to answer.
A nuclear blast from existing weapons would not only make the site far more radioactive, it would take both the old and new radioactive materials and spread them as a dust plume over a tremendously large area.
You have a fundamental misunderstanding of how radiation works, or are a colossal troll.
Nuclear scientist here - this guy is actually mostly correct. The reason they won't do it is there would be some radioactive fallout over a larger area. It would be non-life threatening, but politically devastating.
That's a hugely chaotic thing to do, even if it would do as you say in theory (which I don't know if it would). Surely some radioactive material would be blown into the atmosphere, or at least left in the upper soil where it can spread, no matter how you'd shape that charge.
I.e. the end result would be worse than it is currently.
Yes quite fascinating ... unless you live in a country that got under the radiation cloud and your communist government refused to inform the people about the explosion and aply safety measures