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.
Feb 26, 1986 -- What Happened at Chernobyl?: The Sarcophagus of the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor number 4. Within seven months the number 4 reactor building and its molten core was enclosed within a reinforced concrete casing. This was supposed to absorb the radiation. (January 25, 2006)
If you have any interest in what happened at Chernobyl in 1986 - please fund this book. It is beautifully written with incredible photography which captures the devastation left in wake of the accident.