Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl

One of the most contaminated objects in the Chernobyl Zone is the famous Claw. It was used to clear the debris around the ruined Reactor no. 4 in 1986 and later moved to the outskirts of Pripyat where it stands to this day.

Gamma + beta readings inside of it reach over 1.5mSv/h.

Sadly The Claw has been vandalised twice in the last few months. In late November 2019 a group of vandals (whom I won’t mention by name as fame is exactly what they’re after) spray painted the Claw pink. It was quickly restored to its original yellow-golden colour few stalkers spray painting it again. Shortly after the same vandals painted white stripes on the Claw.

Below I have few photos for those of you who missed the chance to see it in its full glory.

 

 

Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl
Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl

Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl

Radioactive Crane Claw in Chernobyl

 

Radioactive Claw in Chernobyl painted pink by vandals
Radioactive Claw in Chernobyl painted pink by vandals (Photo courtesy of ‎Mirko Albertini)

 

Radioactive Claw in Chernobyl painted in stripes by vandals (Photo courtesy of Marek Baryshevskyi)

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