Perhaps an odd project for my site but with some friends we visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone, small town of Zalyssa, city of Pripyat (Get out of here Stalker), Chernobyl (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) nuclear power plant and Duga 3 Over The Horizon (OTH) Radar installation receiver on the 29th of September 2019.
Alongside a certified dosimeter-radiometer (Terra-P Ecotest) and my own custom build Arduino Geiger Counter kit with GPS location and date-time logging we explored the zone.
Like for many people Chernobyl has certain lure to it and it's surrounding, that is a must see location on how technology can turn out horrible and destroy a vast area.
Luckily thanks to the sacrifice of many people from different parts of the world the zone is very slowly recovering, though this will take ages.
The zone has an eerie beauty to it, nature is reclaiming the zone ever so gradually, wildlife and dogs are flourishing.
There is even a good cause active for the "Dogs of Chernobyl" for those who are interested.
Though I believe there is a local Ukrainian cause as well, unfortunately I haven't found it.
Left to right: Jens Van Hoecke, Laurens Gregoir and Tom Timmerman.
NB: When we visited the exclusion zone we had utmost respect for those who died there, during and after the incident. Those who fought the invisible enemy. Those who lost their homes and had to relocate.