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chernobyl or not chernobyl.......

hello, passing through the ukraine this summer and im intrested in seeing chernobyl. i was wondering if anyone knew of the health implications and what kind of access there is (can you ride through, do you need to be part of a tour, how close can you get indipendently etc.) any help appreciated.
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Hi Mavis

A group of us are riding to Chernobyl to raise funds for a charity supporting the kids out there who are still badly affected by the radiation. Have a look at the website Home and check out the links section - should tell you all you need to know.

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hello manic, beat me by all of two minutes there!!!
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Mavis

This moggy1968 chap keeps following me around the internet - guess he's getting in practice for following me to Belarus

Good to see you Andy.

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[QUOTE=Manic;138708]Mavis

This moggy1968 chap keeps following me around the internet - guess he's getting in practice for following me to Belarus

Pah, eat mah dust sucker!!!
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Hello you two, Will you move over and let the old Tranny in! Blackbirds and 4 x 4's give me a break.

Right regards the dose (health risk) if you go to Chernobyl, you will actually get more by flying there than if you take the tour. I work in the industry and several of my collegues have been over for visit's. As such they get access to places you don't / won't get to see. ALL the instruments they carried confirmed flying to be more of a risk generally!

Please be aware though that these are general statements it is possible to get "flee's" but they are easily found and washed off, as a rule!

Basic tip, touch FA!

There are still people working at the othere reactors (only one went bang) and they are fine.

Life is a risk ain't it?...............If you get 'poxed up', well!

Check for 'Bike insurance' I found out today that I am not covered, only 'Royal Sun Alliance' will do Ukraine and Belarus! contrary to previouse information from NU. Any body got an answer as to where I can find short term limited cover?

Your choice but check it out.
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Airbourne gamma radiation may not be too much of a problem, however, you need to be more careful when it comes to eating and drinking. the alpha/beta particle emitters are the ones that will potentially cause cancer, and the local food and water is apparently swimming in them.
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Hi Joe, very true, omission on my part, sorry, I should have gone a bit further with the basic tip and said something like "NIL BY MOUTH" unless it comes out of a bottle of course (seal not broken) or "don't bite yer nail's" maybe? the rest is down to hygene, cover all split skin etc, but then it get's scary.

We are going in August, Home , and as I said many of my workmates have been with no ill affect's. Enjoy!

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I for one intend to use Scav07 as my personal food tester

As it goes I've managed to get hold of a dosimetre. So I should be able to find out exactly how much radiation I have been exposed to (not counting what I've eaten I guess)

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Hey guy's just been poking around and if you put a search on Tdog you will find a link to "Chernobyl photo log", it goes on about R's and stuff no longer used (much) but it does give you a feel for the way thing's are. It is a powerful photo log, but the subject is immense anyway.

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"I for one intend to use Scav07 as my personal food tester "

Great,... MATE!...........First ya forget me,... then yer want me dead? It's in the bank, oh yes, in the bank!


Keep off the brazil nuts, coffee and tea bag's 'r' kid, as for gas mantle's and Cornish Granit ooooooooooH er!

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Hi Joe, very true, omission on my part, sorry, I should have gone a bit further with the basic tip and said something like "NIL BY MOUTH" unless it comes out of a bottle of course (seal not broken) or "don't bite yer nail's" maybe? the rest is down to hygene, cover all split skin etc, but then it get's scary.

We are going in August, Home , and as I said many of my workmates have been with no ill affect's. Enjoy!

Nicotine, Benzine, Co, Co2, Radon, Bacon, life all of um kill ya!

& no I am not taking the ..$$

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What's the lethal dose for Bacon ?
Can HP sauce negate the effects ?
You've got me worried .

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you can get insurance on the belarus and ukranian border, 3rd party only but gives you the legal niceties. those on the trip, if you trash your bike we'll stick it on the truck, then say you did it in Poland or something!!

will marmite help or is that more radioactive than the local mushrooms?
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What's the lethal dose for Bacon ?
Can HP sauce negate the effects ?
You've got me worried .

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Bacon - Depends if it's "Rashon" (ouch!)

H (ealth) P (hysics) source is that or sauce, either way NOPE!

Dont worry ...........be happy!

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