At first glance, it’s hard to know what’s happening in this picture. A giant mushroom seems to have sprouted in a factory floor, where ghostly men in hardhats seem to be working.  But there’s something undeniably eerie about the scene, for good reason. You’re looking at the largest agglomeration of one of the most toxic substances ever created: corium.

The Famous Photo of Chernobyl's Most Dangerous Radioactive Material Was a Selfie

At first glance, it’s hard to know what’s happening in this picture. A giant mushroom seems to have sprouted in a factory floor, where ghostly men in hardhats seem to be working. But there’s something undeniably eerie about the scene, for good reason. You’re looking at the largest agglomeration of one of the most toxic substances ever created: corium.

Construction of the "sarcophagus", a concrete roof over the destroyed Chernobyl reactor, to protect the environment for 30 years.

Construction of the "sarcophagus", a concrete roof over the destroyed Chernobyl reactor, to protect the environment for 30 years.

Inside of Chernobyl reactor 4  Watchout of radiation ... ! You can even feel, hear it ...

Inside of Chernobyl reactor 4 Watchout of radiation ... ! You can even feel, hear it ...

*Black slime eats and grows by eating radiation as food source* This slime, a collection of several fungi actually, was more than just surviving in a radioactive environment, it was actually using gamma radiation as a food source. [I DO NOT BUY THE 'AMAZING' PART OF THIS ARTICLE.] https://unitedcats.wordpress.com/2007/05/29/major-biological-discoveryinside-the-chernobyl-reactor/

Major biological discovery…inside the Chernobyl reactor??

*Black slime eats and grows by eating radiation as food source* This slime, a collection of several fungi actually, was more than just surviving in a radioactive environment, it was actually using gamma radiation as a food source. [I DO NOT BUY THE 'AMAZING' PART OF THIS ARTICLE.] https://unitedcats.wordpress.com/2007/05/29/major-biological-discoveryinside-the-chernobyl-reactor/

Chernobyl's reactor number three

In Pictures: Inside Chernobyl

Chernobyl's reactor number three

August 1987: The village of Kopachi is buried, house by house. It was located 7km from the Chernobyl reactor that housed the control room and decontamination area in the months after the disaster. A bulldozer would dig a large trench in front of each house before burying the building and covering it with earth and flattening the soil. Entire villages would be buried this way

Chernobyl nuclear disaster – in pictures

August 1987: The village of Kopachi is buried, house by house. It was located 7km from the Chernobyl reactor that housed the control room and decontamination area in the months after the disaster. A bulldozer would dig a large trench in front of each house before burying the building and covering it with earth and flattening the soil. Entire villages would be buried this way

This Massive Steel Structure Will Entomb Chernobyl's Reactor 4

This Massive Steel Structure Will Entomb Chernobyl's Reactor 4

Highly dangerous and super expensive work to cover Chernobyl nuclear reactor

Chernobyl’s Hot Mess, “the Elephant’s Foot,” Is Still Lethal - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Chernobyl’s Hot Mess, “the Elephant’s Foot,” Is Still Lethal - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

A teenager in green and black paramilitary gear is speaking Russian in a hushed, low voice. An overgrown graveyard is barely visible off to the right of him. Traditional Ukrainian cloths hang on a few crosses. A white stork passes overhead. "This should be the cemetery," he says. He puts away his GPS. He holds his hand-held Geiger counter up over a mound of dirt that covers radioactive machinery; the beeping goes wild and the numbers shoot up. 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.1.9. "This is beyond the scale,"…

Sex and drugs and radiation: Dare-devil 'stalkers' illegally enter Chernobyl's Dead Zone

A teenager in green and black paramilitary gear is speaking Russian in a hushed, low voice. An overgrown graveyard is barely visible off to the right of him. Traditional Ukrainian cloths hang on a few crosses. A white stork passes overhead. "This should be the cemetery," he says. He puts away his GPS. He holds his hand-held Geiger counter up over a mound of dirt that covers radioactive machinery; the beeping goes wild and the numbers shoot up. 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.1.9. "This is beyond the scale,"…

his meant the cooling systems were not active when the reactors shut down. According to the Japan Times, this caused the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. While the clean-up operation continues to this day, tonnes of water is used to pump through the reactors to stop them overheating.   Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/16/company-is-dumping-777000-tonnes-of-radioactive-waste-into-ocean-6783986/#ixzz4n4HMMcNL

Company is dumping 777,000 tonnes of radioactive waste into ocean

his meant the cooling systems were not active when the reactors shut down. According to the Japan Times, this caused the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. While the clean-up operation continues to this day, tonnes of water is used to pump through the reactors to stop them overheating. Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/16/company-is-dumping-777000-tonnes-of-radioactive-waste-into-ocean-6783986/#ixzz4n4HMMcNL

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