Cross-section of unit 4 of the Chernobyl’ Nuclear Power Plant

From vol. 74, no. 1 (Spring 2015): Cross-section of unit 4 of the Chernobyl’ Nuclear Power Plant. This diagram, produced by the ChNPP after the construction of the “sarcophagus,” shows the levels of radiation measured in various parts of the unit. The turbine hall is on the left. Numbers with two decimal points indicate elevation above the plant foundation in meters, while those succeeded by “Р/Г” give radiation levels in roentgens per hour (R/hr). The figures from the center of the diagram (1200 R/hr and 1810 R/hr) are the equivalent of receiving a lethal dose in a matter of minutes.
Image courtesy of Carl Willis.

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