ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS PICTURES TAKEN
The above picture you see is off the elephant’s foot, a radioactive mass. It’s from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
These are the effects:
After just 30 seconds of exposure, dizziness and fatigue will find you a week later. Two minutes of exposure and your cells will begin to hemorrhage (ruptured blood vessels); four minutes: vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. 300 seconds and you have two days to live.
ANOTHER DEADLY PLACE
SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION
The coolest thing about this photo is definitely the radiation damage. Look at the bright squiggles, and the way the man seems to be in two places at once. This is because even as the photo is being taken, the radiation is causing severe damage to the camera.
According to another source, the man in the photograph and the cameraman are now dead. Apparently, the radiation would have been too high for them to live more than a few years after this, even if they had just run in, snapped the photo, and ran out again. If they spent more than a few seconds here, it’s possible they could have died even quicker.
hang on a second these sources are pretty untrustworthy and not particularly credible
"rates of radioactive decay are even more extreme now"
neutron-absorbing boron, clay, sand and lead were dropped from a helicopter over the reactor building in the hopes that most of it would land in the reactor itself and quell the fire in the core that started when the combustible graphite core made contact with air and ignited because no one could make any attempt to seal the damaged structures in the sarcophagus
also, radioactive decay doesn’t become more “extreme” over time and you would think “decay” would have clued someone in to that?? radioactivity decreases (decays!) constantly and i’m sure this picture could absolutely be taken today if the damaged reactor and reactor building weren’t sealed in its sarcophagus (although when the new safe confinement is completed the current sarcophagus will be dismantled, possibly along with the equipment it’s holding); after about 10 years the corium was only emitting about 1/10th of the radiation it was emitting when it was discovered
now you know