This discarded digger claw lies abandoned in a forest near the Chernobyl site and experts fear it could be fatal to touch. It is one of a number of vehicles used in the nuclear disaster clean-up that have had to be ditched because they are so contaminated. Radiation expert Rob Maxwell stumbled upon the machinery on a tour of Pipryat, Ukraine, during a visit. Only a handful of people know its whereabouts after it was dumped by officials far off the beaten track in a remote part of the forest. Mr Maxwell said as well as the dumped claw, there are also entire ‘graveyards’ of vehicles used in the wake of the 1986 disaster. He told News.com.au there was a ‘large car and aircraft graveyard full of the vehicles used in the immediate aftermath of the disaster which are now so radioactive they really can’t be touched.
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