There are several sites within the zone where differing forms of radioactive waste from the disaster has been laid to rest. One is just to the south of Burakivka station, the other more well known 'vehicle graveyard' was to be found at Rassokha.
At its height Rassokha was an incredible scene to behold as the picture below shows. Tanks, helicopters, lorries and buses were all to be found, as well as much more besides. Some of the occupants such as the MI-8 helicopters were extremely contaminated, others less so. I say was because the site at Rassokha these days is nothing like it used to be.
Rassokha in former days
These days all you will see is an empty field. The vehicles which once filled the site have been deconstructed and buried, some at Rassokha and some at other places in the zone.
Aerial view of Rassokha. Nowadays the same view shows an empty field
Rassokha - Fascinating walk around part of the Rassokha site in the company of the site foreman. This six minute section forms part of the 1999 documentary 'Pripyat' by Nikolaus Geyrhalter.
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