Saturday, January 05, 2008

Chernobyl, ghost town

Elena here is holding a geiger counter reading 763 microroentgen/hour. In the background is the sarcophagus built around the reactor that exploded in Chernobyl. Normal radiation levels are 10-20 uR/hr. She has an interesting photo tour of Chernobyl here.

The sarcophagus looks a lot better than I expected it would.