Pripyat


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Pripyat

(prē`pyətyə) or

Pripet

(prĭ`pĕt), Pol. Prypeć, river, c.440 mi (710 km) long, rising NW of Kovel, NW Ukraine, near the Polish border, and flowing generally E through the Pripyat Marshes, S Belarus, into the Dnieper River in NE Ukraine. Navigable below Pinsk, it is connected by canals with the Western Bug River (forming part of the Vistula-Dnieper waterway) and with the Neman River. The Pripyat Marshes are a forested, swampy area (c.38,000 sq mi/98,400 sq km) extending along the Pripyat River and its tributaries from Brest in the west to Mogilev in the northeast and Kiev in the southeast. With a dense network of rivers, lakes, and canals, the marshes are largely coextensive with the Polesye lowland. Drainage of the swamps was begun c.1870; the eastern part is now used for pasturage and cultivation (especially potatoes). The marshes are also called the Pinsk Marshes.
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Kruchek (Belarusian Research Geological Exploration Institute, Minsk) for providing the information on the drill cores of the Pripyat Trough.
children's eerie image at a in Pripyat On his trip Paul also travelled to a village on the outskirts of Pripyat - once home to more than 3,000 people.
Pripyat, now in independent Ukraine near the northern border with Belarus, was built to serve the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
They can also visit the abandoned city of Pripyat, and the fairground left to rot.
The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986 at the plant in Pripyat, then located in the Ukrainian Soviet Union.
A recent documentary by a Ukraine-based team, Chornobyl360, shows Pripyat, the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, in 360 degrees.
More than 115,000 people from the purpose-built power plant workers' city of Pripyat, the surrounding villages and the old town of Chernobyl were hastily evacuated.
com quienes le mostraran fotografias contemporaneas de Pripyat y Chernobil, le aseguramos que viajara en el tiempo--estara de nuevo en 1986.
Zoom in, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant from rooftop in Pripyat
Dylan Morgan of PAWB added: "It's important to remember there is still a large exclusion zone around the Chernobyl station where nobody lives, and the large town of Pripyat is totally empty since the day of the disaster in April 1986.
Incredibly, for two days after the blast on April 26, 1986, life in Pripyat -- the workers' town next to Chernobyl -- carried on as normal.