inside Chernobyl ЧАЭС sarcophagus 2016 - reactor #4 control room and lead-lined corridors

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Lorena Jordan : I bet these radiation meters feel like "I'm telling you to get the hell out why aren't you moving?!"

Sergeant Scumbag : Chernobyl has fascinated me since i first saw it

Tomnedreb : My dream vacation is to visit this place.

Clessandra Pippenschnott : An attempt to address many of the concerns suggested by many of the comments, in a lay person sort-of way: To many of the commentors: The elephants foot is a formerly molten mass of anything and everything that the melting nuclear fuel contacted during the meltdown. The meltdown occurred due to a runaway nuclear reaction because the materials which are used to control reactions, I.e. graphite rods, were not emplaced between the fuel rods quickly enough to stop the reaction. Reactions in nuclear reactors create neutrons which travel to other nearby fuel and create more reactions. If the amount of neutron production exceeds the ability of the neutron absorbers, the reaction can run away. All nuclear reactors "manage" neutron production, thereby managing the amount of fuel which can react. Because a given amount of reaction creates a given amount of heat, the amount of reaction is kept at a level needed to maintain the steam production, which in turn drives a turbine which creates electricity. The elephants foot is a large chunk of highly radioactive material which is so radioactive it cannot be handled by people or machines. The best reason for not handling it is: What would you do with it if you could handle it? To move it somewhere else would then create contamination there. So the best option is to contain it where it sets. That is what all efforts are aimed towards (I assume); isolation and containment in place. How large that containment will eventually be, will be seen. All other materials with low level radioactivity will also be contained in one form or another; isolated and contained. My guess is that the plan will be to build all of this isolation/containment mechanism at the site. The joking commentors do not concern me. What should concern us all is the seemingly boundless ignorance of the public with respect to the periodic table, the nature of radiation and the process by which scientists and engineers go about their business. We really must insist on better education for all humans.

Nubbins : I would really like to see inside reactor 4 but I don't think I would actually go. just don't trust those little meters and with my "shit for luck" syndrome I would probably stand in the wrong place and get butthole cancer

Narrenschiff Bjørn Holter : elephant toe challenge? :v

MrDnB89 : 3:59 is this where Homer works?

nesurasi chanel tu ydų baigiasi 773iejsuhdu2 : Get out of here S.T.A.L.K.E.R

Andrew Ballard : Yay!  Hope you've been taking your Radaway!

Ábel Zatykó : But where are the Cheeki Breeki bandits and walking shashliks?

TheHonestAssassin : Give me $5 and a one way trip to Chernobyl and I'll lick the elephant's foot. Tbh wonder what it would taste like and how quick it could kill me if I licked it. Been really fascinated with it for years.

highlander723 : I'm just glad that she's not dead

Dallasmed65 : Very entertaining video series. Glad to see you uploading again!

Fudall : *Last time I went to the sarcophagus, I got shot from 10 different directions at once.*

Dorvuzak Uzn : ARTYOM! GET YOURRRR GAS MASK ON ARTYOM!!!

meteor : Why the indicators/instruments/devices have been removed from control room ? Basically only the skeleton remained there.

Klaüs Smooth : 0:35 Enters NPP *_IMMEDIATE STALKER NOISES_*

vdub : Did you feel that metallic taste as someone described ? Are radiation levels high enough ? I'm from Romania(not far of Ukraine) and I was born at the beginning of March 1986 so I'm fascinated by the Chernobyl event and radioactivity in general.

Scott Smith : Get out of here S.T.A.L.K.E.R.!

GrnArrow092 : There is a documentary that I saw that said that the RBMK reactor that was unit 4 had sand packed around in between the outer and inner wall of the reactor. The documentary stated that when the containment lid was blown up in the air, it came down with such force that it forced the base of the reactor downward. It allowed the molten fuel and sand to mix together. When the molten fuel and sand mixed, forming a solid mass of molten fuel and glass in the basement of unit 4. One mass makes up what is called the "elephant's foot". It's so radioactive that you will die of fatal exposure if you get too close to it.

c0ldw1nd : When people write in the comments: "That's too dangerous!" But actually, 2 hours in that control room (20μS/h) is like a flight from NY to LA in terms of radiation dose.

NotQuiteSurprisedAtAll : Do they have a gift shop?

Thelolguy : mmm, radiation...

leipero : I wouldn't go there if you pay me :). In that hall alone levels are quite high, i would love to get one of those geiger meters (or whatever i need) to check radiation in spots where NATO used depleted uranium bombs, and general radiation levels, but I don't know how much they cost and if I can afford them.

Sleepndraw : omg i missed your videos

Orcinus24x5 : What was that big red door at the end? :O Where does it go, and why didn't you talk about it?

Zzul Ma : 4:54 homer Simpson's workstation 😨

Chernobyl NPP : More video about the work of the ChNPP on the official channel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

Richard van Pukkem : When they disassamble the old sacrofaugus, how far will they go into it? They cannot expose the molten core right? Or are they going to flood that space with lead or something to shield it?

eric hoagland : It's going to be so strange seeing the NSC over top of her.

James Crews : It looks like there was a wall built fencing off the rest of the room. I was wondering why it was built. Is the rest of the room still too dangerous for visitors or something?

Dr Mittens PhD : are they really wearing proper equipment?

bleh : radiation terrifies me

Kayak1088 : Hey !! U Bionerd !! Where have u been !? Oh well, glad ur back <3

rocking megamangan : never make fun of what happend here many souls where lost

SD Customs : Where does that huge foot at 9:09 lead to?

Werecomingtogetzui : I wonder what people from the medieval ages would make of Chernobyl if they randomly came across the plant.

Stephen Schillinger : Amazing videos. thank you for posting these, not much onsite in depth footage is available

jesus c.c : Gracias por compartir este lugar y experiencia.

Jeff Barr : YES ! New Bionerd video !

Dewnaldd Tramp : You have a unique accent, where are you from?

Davina : Your videos are always so fascinating! Please keep on uploading new videos :)

Lukas Huber : where on the pink path is the golden corridor with the lead shielding? as far as i understood the golden corridor part should be the part of the pink path which goes west and then the corridor with the pipes should be the one going east and it stops in the controll room. now i don't understand why the right side of the golden corridor has the lead shielding, when actually the right side of the path heading west faces the outside of the building... it would have made more sence if the left side of the path heading east would be shielded, because that wall is facing the reactor...

DikoMan : Let me make some corrections: The equipment in the control room was not removed, it was stolen, and this is not the worst nuclear catastrophe in the world. Human history knows worse catastrophes.

Zastavan : I always thought the control rooms were bigger.

CSI48 : Did you take some Rad-X with you ? i see no Feral Ghouls yet

Fynn : Awesome video!! Great insight in the control room.

Marek Pająk : Careful there are mutated monsters there

Justin Echard : Where the hell have you been. we've all missed you

24680kong : For context on radiation: at 6:54, you can see 31.5 uSv/hr. This is about 10x that recieved while flying on an airplane (about 3uSv/hr, due to natural cosmic rays). So spending 1 hour at this location is equivalent to flying for 10 hours on an airplane. Do you smoke? If you smoke, you inhale about 1uSv per 20pack, meaning 1 hour at this location is equivalent to smoking about 30 packs of cigarettes. Spending 22 hours at this spot (700uSv) is equivalent to the radiation you'd get from working in a coal mine for a year (due to natural radon). I don't want to downplay the danger, but the diaster is a lot less scary when you understand the basics of it and compare it to other common sources. *Note that the way the dector reads radiation does require certain assumptions (which I suggest you investigate on your own), but it is a good rough estimate.