Chernobyl Trip Part Two - Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station

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By Andy Thorne

on the 21st February 2017

It was about 2pm when we left the nursery, and the temperature was beginning to hit the mid twenties. As we climbed back into the car, even at just under 5 Km away, we could see the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (CNPP) through gaps in the forest to our side. What is left of the Chimney for reactor 4 was reaching high into the sky, matched only by the new New Safe Confinement Shelter (The massive arch that will slide over the current aging sarcophagus). Photograph locations around the CNPP were quite restricted, so we stopped around 2 Km away, next to the cooling channel to take some photos.