City of Pripyat Sign
The closed city of Pripyat was founded on February 4, 1970 and evacuated on April 27, 1986 due to the previous day's disaster at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant #4..This sign still marks the city limit of now abandoned city Pripyat which is accessable only via Ukrainian sanctioned tour companies. The sign is near the perimiter of the "Red Forest" which absorbed high levels of radiation turning the spring trees red. The area was exposed to an equivalent of 20 times the radiation of the the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Much of the forest was bulldozed and buried but the radiation still marks the area as one of the most contaminated areas of the world. Due to the radiation levels the photogrammatic capture of this object was taken as quickly as possible, but can improved if more volunteers who visit donate images to the Arc/k Project.