Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nothing Yellow About It

Seen at a "Chernobyl graveyard" in Pripyat, one of many vehicle graveyards around the Chernobyl/Pripyat area.  This is *not* the main Chernobyl vehicle graveyard, which was declared off-limits in 2008. Apparently vehicles stored at that location were removed by authorities, spread far and wide, wrapped in plastic, and then buried because of persistant problems with people looting the radioactive remains and selling them on the black market.

Burial of radioactive remains is generally not considered a good solution because underground aquifers become subject to radioactive pollution decades earlier than would normally happen.  That's why the remains were wrapped in plastic.

Oh, and yeah.  I'm not color-blind.  The truck obviously is yellow.  In the US, someone is said to be "yellow" if they run from a fight or a confrontation.  The vehicles here obvious did not run from the fight with the Chernobyl disaster.

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