• Members 27 posts
    Sept. 8, 2020, 6:21 p.m.

    1986 wasn't that long ago, and it got me thinking. Was there any cameras inside of Chernobyl? Maybe inside or near the reactors? Maybe inside the control rooms and the other various parts of the plant?

    I imagine by 1986, most places like this would have cameras all over the place. Is there any surviving film from inside?

  • Members 21 posts
    Sept. 9, 2020, 3:49 p.m.

    That is a good question. I honestly don't know if there were any cameras. I believe the plant might have been kind of old, so maybe they didn't upgrade to include cameras before the disaster struck? But I could totally be wrong on that.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 10, 2020, 11:32 p.m.

    It does make you wonder, because they may have had cameras. If they did, I wonder if they caught any footage of the explosion. I could see a lot of places using security cameras in the late 80s. But idk how it was in the the Ukraine.

  • Members 24 posts
    Sept. 25, 2020, 5:43 p.m.

    Yeah, it was 1986, so I could totally see there being some cameras around the area. At least in the key areas like the reactor. But maybe they didn't have any cameras inside of Chernobyl.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 30, 2020, 2:12 p.m.

    Exactly right? There had to be cameras somewhere in the facility. I doubt footage of it exists because of the whole ordeal. The disaster could have wiped out the cameras. Ya never know for sure.

  • Members 24 posts
    Sept. 30, 2020, 2:17 p.m.

    I can see the radiation and the explosion causing the cameras to become faulty, if there was any cameras that is. 1986 wasn't that long ago, I'm pretty sure security cameras were in use in the early 80s. But who know, I could be totally wrong.