Going Under

Here’s a track from our forthcoming album. The song celebrates the heroes of Chernobyl.

After the explosion it was determined that all the water that was being dumped into the reactor area to quench the fires was in fact pooling in rooms below the now molten reactor core. If the core melted into the chambers below the steam explosion would kill everyone on site, and render an area of hundreds of miles around completely uninhabitable from fallout. The radiation within the buildings was immense.

Three divers volunteered: Alexei Ananenko, Valeri Bezpalov, and Boris Baranov. Their light failed almost immediately, and they were forced to procede underwater, through the dark. The sluice gates opened some time later, and the water was drained. The men never left the lower chambers, and were entombed when the Sarcophagus was built around the site.

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