Chernobyl reactor clear-up

Chernobyl reactor clear-up

T172/0096 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 59.1MB

Downloadable file size: 7.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Chernobyl reactor. Aerial view of the remains of the core of Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, Ukraine, being covered. The covering was built to prevent further release of radioactive contamination from the damaged reactor. The accident at Chernobyl occurred on 26 April 1986, when the reactor overheated during a low-power experiment. Over a billion billion becquerels of radioactive nuclides were released into the atmosphere, forcing 100,000 people to be evacuated from the area. Chernobyl's three other reactors were returned to power within a year.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: accident, aerial view, atomic power, being covered, chernobyl, clear-up, disaster, energy, industry, novosti, nuclear power, nuclear power station, technology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.