Rare Chernobyl Clip - Vladimir Shevchenko

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  1. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 15, 2005
    Here

    I havent seen many clips that actually show you material from the day of the accident, very interesting.

    R.I.P
    Shevchenko
     
  2. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 11, 2003
    Extremly powerfull film. Just shows that even though nuclear power is very nice and stable supply of electricity, when it goes wrong the price is higher than usual.
     
  3. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007
    Thanks for the link. I had never seen this stuff. Loxley's right, this is a powerful vid. Especially the helicopter scene.
     
  4. Yata

    Yata First time out of the vault

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    Jan 6, 2008
    Thanks for posting it. Quite disturbing thinking what possibly happened to majority in the video.
     
  5. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 15, 2005
    Yeap it got to me to.

    Agreed, that scene is the climax.
     
  6. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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    Dec 9, 2003
    It's horrible that those folks went into that hell without knowing what was going on.

    Were their families compensated in any way, or is that a joke?
     
  7. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 15, 2005
    I think most of the people who died any time after the day of the leak , did not count as victims of Chernobyl. The ones who did die on that day witch was "only" a few thousand i belive, and the victims families did get some compensation, many years later tho and it was very little.

    Im not sure about this but this is what i have read somewhere before.
     
  8. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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    Dec 9, 2003
    That's horrendous.
     
  9. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Oct 26, 2007
    Powerful film indeed.

    Thanks for posting this here.
     
  10. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    As I recall, officialy about 30 people were claimed by this tragedy. At least, Russia officials said so. I'm not sure at all if these numbers are correct, but that's what I remember.
     
  11. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 15, 2005
    yea that might be right. The official casualties of the day of the accident is probably very low. But in more recent times russia did up the numbers to a few thousand victims, from day one to today that is.

    But as stated in the clip many organizations dispute this number and say something like 60-100k have been affected.

    If you just think about this logically. 100k seems more right than maybe 10k or so. There where about 40k living in Chernobly at the time of the leak i think, so...
     
  12. syllogz

    syllogz Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 16, 2007
    Thanks for the clip!

    I remember seeing similar videos during that summer. (I'm Hungarian and I was 10.)


    There was a WHO report in 2006 about the long-term effects of the accident:
    http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/chernobyl/en/

    top link on the right:
    http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/chernobyl/WHO Report on Chernobyl Health Effects July 06.pdf

    I've only read an article on the report by a doctor, but I can give a short summary of it later today, as I'm still at work...


    EDIT:

    There seems to be quite a debate about the WHO report, so I'll just point anyone who's interested to this link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster_effects
     
  13. golfmade

    golfmade It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 9, 2008
    Amazing footage, thanks for sharing it.

    Seeing the bird flying at 5:55 strikes a chord in me of sadness.
     
  14. Unkillable Cat

    Unkillable Cat Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 5, 2004
    Words cannot describe how this video affects me. I was 7 when this happened, but I still remember seeing it on the news back then.

    Here's a thought for ya: If everyone had been told about the dangers of a nuclear power plant breaking down like that, who would have done the work needed to contain the radiation? Even if they had found people willing to do the job, it would have taken too long to find them, the damage would be many times over what it really was.
     
  15. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 11, 2003
    Not to mention how the panic of the evacuation would have been. I would rather be courtmartialed and spend some prison time than die from an enemy I could not fight.
     
  16. cronicler

    cronicler Lurksalot

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    May 31, 2006
    Actually Loxley, thats precisely what soldiers are supposed to do. The cliche: "The few bad man between us and the evils of the wold" is actually true. It is the politicians job to point the finger, generals job to planand the grunts to make the other bast... die for his country. Or as a last resort its grunts job to die for his, come hell or high.
    Then again conscription leaves/destroys a lot of of your loyality to your country. For a conscript its a lot of bastards who want to kill you and a lot of bastards that might keep you alive.


    And if you think Russian governments reaction was bad, you should have seen mine. The fallout had affected most of the tea (farms?) plantations(?), patatoe and corn crop on the black sea cost and there was 1 minister who was saying the irradiated plants were not harmfull, demonstrating it by drinking tea on tv... (Only Govenment channel 1 and 2 those days. coloured tv was young etc...)
     
  17. golfmade

    golfmade It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 9, 2008
    I'm intrigued to know what happened to him.
     
  18. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    Thanks for sharing. Wonderful and tragic film.
     
  19. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
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    May 31, 2003
    you really believe that he drank tea from that region?
     
  20. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 15, 2005
    Exactly my thought :)