Consequences of Chernobyl disaster shock to the core even 30 years down the line! 4/26/2016 •

Consequences of Chernobyl disaster shock to the core even 30 years down the line!

Pripyat was once a prosperous town with the population of 50 thousand people. But on April 26, 1986, the situation changed dramatically both for the town and its residents.

This catastrophe at the Ukrainian Chernobyl Power Plant happened to be the first nuclear disaster in the world which got the 7th level on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the second such event was Fukushima disaster in 2011).

Even though the disaster happened 30 years ago, the consequences are still horrifying. Pripyat, situated 12 km away from the nuclear plant, turned into a ghost town, as well as 96 other small towns and villages in the area. Most of them have been swallowed by forests and look like scenery from some apocalyptic movie.

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