The radiation is “going wild” in Chernobyl
An Australian archaeologist Rob Maxwell has discovered a part of the crane, which was used to eliminate the Chernobyl catastrophe and still is the source of life-threatening radiation.
The claw of the crane was found in the woods, when Rob was in the Exclusion zone in 2011. The Geiger Counter recorded an indicator of 39.8 microsievert per hour near the crane, while the radiation background in the average city is 0,17 microsievert per hour.
“There are many things in the zone today for which contact for any prolonged period will definitely kill you,” Maxwell told.
“The claw is definitely the most dangerous of all because it’s not roped off or inaccessible like other hazards.”
He also added: “I put my hand inside it because I wanted to get a reading with the Geiger counter.
“Was I worried? Yes, but I was worried the whole time.”
Maxwell also mentioned that there are no restrictions getting near that object, therefore it is dangerous to all the tourists coming to Chernobyl, and the number of those increases fast after the HBO’s Chernobyl movie series.
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