The Lab Files

Submitted on 29.11.2019 14:03
Keep your hands clean

Many of those who have been with us at Chernobyl power plant, asked — what are these grey boxes? You may find them installed in the Golden corridor that connects all the reactor units.

Submitted on 23.11.2019 21:23
Paintings by Peter Yemets

It was 1996, when for the first time I saw few of Peter Yemets’s artworks. There were low-quality reproductions in an article about upcoming anniversary of disaster. That moment it was like opening a window to some underworld.

Submitted on 04.09.2018 14:20
A retro-look to dosimetry equipment

Back to 70s and beginning of 80s, most of devices were analog-based, and displayed power of the dose using microampermeter with custom dial.

Submitted on 02.09.2018 19:50
A sandbox of the ecological Apocalypse

What is the Chernobyl Zone from the ecologist’s point of view? Before all, it is a forest. And, also rivers and swaps, some open landscapes on the places that used to be agricultural fields.

Submitted on 02.07.2018 20:32
A journey to origins

These places, located on the left bank of Pripyat river, are quite special. Being clamped between rivers, endless swamps and dense forests, for centuries they were a site for ancient neighborhoods. As physical access here was obstructed, a traditional, pretty archaic way of life continued here, making these lands an epitome of Chernobyl Polissya culture, still in the focus of interest of ethnographists and adventure seekers.

Submitted on 12.03.2018 21:15
A beginner dosimetrist's guide

In the previous article we looked on overall radiological conditions in Chernobyl Zone. Today we will talk about measurements of radioactivity levels.

Submitted on 11.03.2018 18:40
The world’s strangest train route

This train in few minutes departs to Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.  And there is a whole story behind it, making it, probably, the strangest and the most surreal railway route in the world.

Submitted on 11.03.2018 16:40
Understanding a geography of the Zone

Did you know, that many of those who work in the Zone, quite often call the lands outside it "the Great Land"?

Submitted on 11.03.2018 11:40
A short overview

Probably, you will agree that nearly the first thing one remembers in relation to Chernobyl Zone is radioactivity and radioactive contamination.