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So how long did it take for that photographer to get radiation sickness and die?
If only you know where Ive just been and what I saw
Many of his photos were foggy showing radiation.
Started the HBO show, which is really good. And after seeing this post, I’m even more impressed that they recreated this scene so well.
I’m watching the Chernobyl mini-series on HBO atm and now when I look at pics like this I’m trying to spot the graphite on the ground.
It doesn’t look like it is billowing thick black smoke like it did on the show. Do we know if the the thick black smoke darkened or exaggerated for the show? Or is it just not appearing in this photo for a different reason?
Man the show is one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever seen. It’s not even horror, which is crazy. Watching it knowing that it happened to real people is just super upsetting.
Im pretty sure this title is false. The first post accident photo was a really grainy shot from a helicopter. The radiation deteriorated the film quite rapidly and only one photo survived.
If this type of stuff interests you, I suggest *Atomic Accidents* by James Mahaffey. It goes over pretty much every accident that has a public record, whether its nuclear energy or weapons. Obviously, this accident is included. It’s a good read.
I’m waiting for the /r/dataisbeautiful post in a couple of weeks tallying up the mentions of Chernobyl in the last six months in the titles of reddit posts. Methinks there’ll be a spike right about the now-ish part of the graph.
Wow the mini series actually depicted that scene very accurately!
There a source on this? I thought that image from the helicopter was the first
Is there any video footage of it actually burning or smoking?
Is that graphite on the ground?
HBO had a Chernobyl documentary out like 15-20 years ago. Gutwrenching. I’m trying to watch the new series but it literally makes me a bit nauseous. Anyone else experience this?
You can (barely) see the ionization of the air directly above the core. Absolutely insane.
Great series so far. Tragic. So many things buried away, including bodies. What would we do if that happened here? It’s not like we ever cover up our mistakes…..
man just look at all those highly energetic ionized particles zipping around at the speed of light, what an absolute sight
I just want to say the show is fucking epic!
I wonder if they will show Chernobyl in Russia?
Ooooo I’m going there in less than a month!
OP spreading disinformation at this time.
It’s disgraceful really.
Whaaat I literally just started watching the HBO mini-series last night… they really did such an amazing job recreating this scene.
Howcome the photo isn’t static and terrible quality? I thought early photos deteriorated the film before they could develop it
Check out this extended photo album someone made. I highly recommend it
The person who compiled the album made a Book/Audiobook.
Google Play Audiobook: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Andrew_Leatherbarrow_Chernobyl_01_23_40?id=AQAAAIAuOiK6HM
Also I highly recommend *Midnight in Chernobyl*. This book was a great primer for the show
I get frustrated when I talk to people at work when trying to explain there is a problem.
I immediately identified with the engineers trying to tell their bosses there was a problem and they weren’t listening.
Would love to see photos of it before the explosion.