How the Red Forest is taking over Chernobyl

Link to the Daily Mail’s story on the Red Forest claiming back Pryriat

Now I’m not a fan of the Daily Fail but this time they’ve done a good piece on the area.  Is about the forest taking back the land. 

For those that don’t know it’s called the Red Forest as the trees are full of radiation and looked red after the explosion.  The land was levelled to build Chernobyl and the town of Prypriat (Chernobyl is the plant and not the town) in 1970.  16 years later the reactor exploded and started leaking then 27 years later nature took back the land.  I guess it’s a quick circle of life thing!!

When you go to the site scroll down to the video.  Is just over a minute long but gives you a good idea of what it’s like.

I would recommend staying away from the comments at the bottom!!!!  I didn’t and resisted commenting!  One thing that was raise was why didn’t the explosion level the area like the atom bomb when it was 100 times bigger.  The short answer is the Atom bomb exploded in the air and this was on the ground. So the force went into the ground and sky but the radiation kept leaking.

I do disagree with the numbers of people killed.  Yes it may only be in double figure on the day but in the last 27 years there have been 10,000s killed by cancer and other complications from radiation then there’s all those that will die over the next 20,000 years. 


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