Pripyat Cargo Dock

One floating crane and other fixed cranes, this dockyard was constructed mainly to assist in the building of Reactor 5 and 6, however after the accident they were used to assist in the construction of a dam to separate contaminated water in the cooling lakes from mixing with the River Pripyat. After construction of the original sarcophagus structure there was no requirement for these cranes anymore and they fell into disrepair like the rest of Pripyat City.

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