Back to the USSR.
This was the town in the early 1980's.
This is how it looks now. The park is the most radiaoactive section of town because it is directly in front of the atomic plant. It is said that people ran for their lives as they searched for their children in the atomic smoke...... I don't know if it is true, but I know that on April 27, on the day of evacuation, the average radiation level in town was about 1 roentgen!
Ghost Town is a modern Pompeii. The Soviet era is preserved here - in the radiation for all this years.
Every step toward the little cars adds 100 microroentgen to my geiger counter reading.