Back in ’86, during some crazy ass experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, it all went tits up in an epic way and the roof was literally blown off.
The Chernobyl disaster caused over 400 times the amount of radiation released from the Hiroshima blast was spewed forth over Europe and pretty much all of the Northern Hemisphere. Serious shit. Over the next few years more than 350,000 people were evacuated from contaminated areas across Europe and of course the surrounding areas of Chernobyl. One of the towns nearest to the Chernobyl nuclear reactor called Prypiat (Ukraine) had around 50,000 people living in it prior to the shit storm and was heralded as a snazzy modern town, well kept and futuristic. The government kept the Chernobyl incident quiet initially, and left residents in the dark for a couple of days until people started puking for no reason, then they said, “….errr…. yeah… been a bit of a boo boo… you better leave now…” so they all did, never to return, with just the clothes on their backs.
If you’re into post nuclear meltdown kind of shit you can get special permission to go there, if you really want to. If you’re not too up for getting cancer due to radiation exposure here’s some snaps of of how Prypiat looks these days:
This is from the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum, they had a butt load of mutated animals born in the area for years to come:
Over 9 million people in the former Soviet Union are said to have been effected, let this be a lesson to us all… don’t frig about with what you don’t understand.