So how much of the exclusion zone is actually safe to walk through? How much time and distance could you REALLY get away with if you avoided concentrated pockets of radiation? Is it a mysterious wasteland or just a town liable to kill you without you even knowing until it's too late?
An entire city just up and left, taking nothing that couldn't fit into a suitcase.
Of course there's still valuable shit there.
Store windows are still full, car dealerships still have their showroom models.
There's the New Safe Confinement project, and that's just one example of development within the Zone. You people act like the Zone is literally a wasteland that nobody works in.
A while ago, two looters were looking to smuggle an entire Mi-8 helicopter out of one of the vehicle graveyards, supposedly for use as a restaurant. The thing was still quite radioactive, of course.
There's apparently at least two military warehouses within the Zone, both likely under lock and key plus local slav security, of course. Not really worth testing your luck to get some Nugget food if you ask me
>You will never get to run around a derelict Soviet military warehouse and find and steal cool stuff
But yeah, after so many decades of just being left to sit there, I doubt anything inside is usable.
The remaining reactors and site get a lot of terrorist threats. Heavily armed military keeps a close watch over the place. You had better get permission to be there or you could easily die of sudden lead poisoning.
As for the ambient radiation it's a don't care. But inhale a hot particle and your dead.
It's really not a nice place at all.
eh, probably not as dangerous as you think:
Disclaimer, I heard a while back that she got radiation poisoning while playing with hot particle in the exclusion zone. Never looked into it so , unless you dig, treat that as a rumor.
>There's the New Safe Confinement project, and that's just one example of development within the Zone. You people act like the Zone is literally a wasteland that nobody works in.
not to mention the other 3 reactors at the Chernobyl NPP operated for a number of years after the accident at reactor #4
>reactor #2 was shutdown in 1991 following a fire in the turbine room
>reactor #1 ceased operation in 1996
>reactor #3 was closed in 2000
Slightly off topic but here is what you do to clean up the whole place and bring it back to life.
The radiation there is not going to kill you with radiation sickness right away, what it will do is give you cancer after prolonged exposure (20 years is what I heard), so what you do is you get a bunch of people who are over 65 to volunteer to move there, you give them a place to live with free power, water and food, in return they go out each day with a geiger counter, a spade and plastic bags, every time they find a high concentration of radioactivity they dig it out and bag it then it gets taken away for safe disposal, since the radioactivity will take 20 years to kill you, you'll be dead way before it has a chance to get you and you get to spend the last years of your life living in a beautiful wilderness not surrounded by scumbags.
>Not going to the zone armed
The chuckle fucks on vice were able to go and shoot aks and shit at hogs while shit faced from drinking the moment they got to Ukraine
It hurts my soul too, comrade. Slavmobiles aren't even that expensive, unarmored military vehicles can be had for $3000+ while civilian vehicles cost $8000+. Importing them to the US is a bitch, though.
I would imagine that there's still a lot of usable stuff inside, it's just decontaminating it and smuggling it out of the Zone in meaningful quantities would be somewhat difficult.
With the way Nugget prices are heading, I'm sure that someone out there is considering heading to the Zone to pick up some radioactive examples for free.
Fuck what the haters say, some of the high-end Ladas were actually pretty nice, albeit aesthetically outdated.
When the Union is crashing down and the Chernobyl plant provides a sizeable portion of your country's electricity, you don't have much of a choice. One of the last cities built in the Soviet Union was a replacement for Pripyat built on the border of the Zone, it enabled plant workers to remain in the area.
This honestly. Sealed Nugget food won't even be contaminated.
>tfw you'll never shoot contaminated ammo through your Obrez to produce a huge radioactive fireball
>tfw you'll never name said Obrez "Hiroshima"
Feels bad, man.
Causing a meltdown with no survivors
I'm hoping to go to Ukraine and visit Pripyat and a old missle base there this coming summer :)
Does anybody else just want to walk through Pripyat while having on a set of comfortable Bose headphones and just listen to this.
I remember hearing a story about an old woman that was found living in her original family home close to the reactor. Her family had supposedly lost her in the initial evacuation and she continued to live in the family home. She was only discovered when some soldiers guarding the exclusion zone met her during a routine patrol. She was clearly suffering from the long term effects of prolonged exposure to radiation, her teeth and hair had all gone and her skin was showing signs of necrosis. She never responded to any of the soldiers commands and began advancing towards them. The soldiers panicked and put her down, they say she took 7 rounds to the chest and barely flinched, only dropping with multiple more hits to the chest and head.
After presumably fleeing the soldiers returned the next day to collect the body to find it had gone.
>full, car dealerships still have their showroom models.
I agree with you to some extent but seriously? 30+ year old Ladas arnt exactly showroom models, dont forget this was in the USSR not Varosha Cyprus