An anniversary today

Twenty years ago today, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station suffered a disastrous meltdown, explosion and leak.

The best-known post-accident photolog is that of Елена Филатова (Elena “KIDDofSPEED” Filatova). There is question about whether she actually biked through there or took a tour bus and pretended to bike through, but either way the photos and writing are haunting enough. Her photos from the ‘Orange Revolution’ remind one of what could be done here if enough people said “Enough, already!”

The tragedy of Припять (Pripyat’ — the nearest town to the reactor) has also been told by Lyubov and Sasha Sirota here and here.


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