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Feature - The Radioactive Towns and Ghost Towns of Chernobyl
Larry Towell
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl atomic reactor exploded resulting in largest nuclear disaster in history, being the only accident of a commercial reactor to cause death from radiation. At first, Soviet officials attempted to hide the catastrophe, but as particles caused by a blast 10 times bigger than Hiroshima carried toxic vapor and dust across southern and central Europe it became impossible to hide.
Although 350,000 Ukranians were forced to evacuate their homes in dozens of villages and towns, tens of thousands refused to leave and remain today in zones 2, and 3. Zone 1, the most lethal,...

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UKRAINE. Radunka Village, Zone 2, Chernobyl Region. 2017. Displaced...
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UKRAINE. Zelena Polyana Village, Zone 2, Chernobyl Region. 2017....
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UKRAINE. Rahivka Village, Chernobyl Region. 2017. Mirror and...
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UKRAINE. Rahivka Village, Chernobyl Region. 2017. Farmer and...
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UKRAINE. Rahivka Village, Chernobyl Region. 2017. Found family...
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UKRAINE. Hobievichi, Chernobyl Region. 2017. An evacuated and...
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UKRAINE. Bazar Village, Zone 2, Chernobyl Region. 2017. Cemetary...
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UKRAINE. Bazar Village, Zone 2, Chernobyl Region. 2017. Displaced...
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