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

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Tomnedreb : My dream vacation is to visit this place.

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

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

MrDnB89 : 3:59 is this where Homer works?

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

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.

Narrenschiff Bjørn Holter : elephant toe challenge? :v

NotQuiteSurprisedAtAll : Do they have a gift shop?

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.


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

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

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.

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

Thelolguy : mmm, radiation...

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

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

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

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.

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.

Guitarfollower22 : I like the sound of the old school geiger counter. Those clicks were so ominous

bleh : radiation terrifies me

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

Dr Mittens PhD : are they really wearing proper equipment?

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

Sleepndraw : omg i missed your videos

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

MEGAMANGAN BLUEBOMBER : never make fun of what happend here many souls where lost

lil29_cs : Shoulda gone in the basement smh

Jeff Barr : YES ! New Bionerd video !

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

Marek Pająk : Careful there are mutated monsters there

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

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

Matt Martin : Remind me again how this is a clean energy...

John Harrison : somebody tell them to get the heck outta there

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

b8e71fcbe2e195c67d8d16734013d20f : 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?

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

EvilDaveInc : HUGE NOPE!

Andres Nashiro : Soy ese comentario en español que buscas

Анастасия покров : You have a unique accent, where are you from?

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?