Man this is pretty eerie... This lady travels to Chernobyl with her bike, a Geiger counter and a camera. Pictures are pretty amazing, well anyway check
it out yourself.
1,000 microroentgens equal one milliroentgen and 1,000 milliroentgens equal
1 roentgen. So one roentgen is 100,000 times the average radiation of a typical
city. A dose of 500 roentgens within 5 hours is fatal to humans. Interestingly,
it takes about 2 1/2 times that dosage to kill a chicken and over 100 times
that to kill a cockroach.
This sort of radiation level can not be found in Chernobyl now. In the first
days after explosion, some places around the reactor were emitting 3,000-30,000
roentgens per hour. The firemen who were sent to put out the reactor fire were
fried on the spot by gamma radiation. The remains of the reactor were entombed
within an enormous steel and concrete sarcophagus, so it is now relatively safe
to travel to the area - as long as we do not step off of the roadway.......