Pripyat: Half-Life

Josephine Pugh

Ware, United Kingdom

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This is within the Zone of Alienation; the view from the central hotel.

I visited the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in October 2011. When there, it took me a long time to take photographs, and afterwards it’s taken me a long time to come back to these images to look at them again. It was a deeply profound experience. All the facts are here.

50,000 inhabitants 25 years ago, now emptied of people.

Population: 49,400 before the disaster. The average age was about 26 years old. Total living space was 658,700 m2: 13,414 apartments in 160 apartment blocks, 18 halls of residence accommodating up to 7,621 single males or females, and 8 halls of residence for married or defacto couples.

Education: 15 primary schools for about 5,000 children, 5 secondary schools, 1 professional school.

Healthcare: 1 hospital that could accommodate up to 410 patients, and 3 clinics.

Trade: 25 stores and malls; 27 cafes, cafeterias and restaurants could serve up to 5,535 customers simultaneously. 10 warehouses could hold 4,430 tons of goods.

Culture: 3 facilities: a culture palace, a cinema and a school of arts, with 8 different societies.

Sports: 10 gyms, 3 indoor swimming-pools, 10 shooting galleries, 2 stadiums.

Recreation: 1 park, 35 playgrounds, 18,136 trees, 249,247 shrubs, 33,000 rose plants.[citation needed]

Industry: 4 factories with total annual turnover of 477,000,000 rubles. 1 nuclear power plant.

Transportation: Yanov railway station, 167 urban buses, plus the nuclear power plant car park of about 400 units.

Telecommunication: 2,926 local phones managed by the Pripyat Phone Company, plus 1,950 phones owned by Chernobyl power station’s administration, Jupiter plant and Department of Architecture and Urban Development.
(Wikipedia)

Featured in ‘Mysteries of the Past and Present’, April 2012.

Featured in ‘Artists’ Universe’, April 2012.

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