More Than Thirty Years After The Disaster Is Chernobyl Living On Its Own Terms

It has been 33 years since the disaster at Chernobyl but life goes on. There are altogether 1500 people still working at the power plant. Others who have entered the zone ‘illegally’ and run grocery shops, grow their own livestock and crops. Although Pripyat is obviously no longer the exemplary town it was, people have been back. Yes, life goes on.

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Chernobyl - The new safe confinement reactor 4 - built 2017.
Chernobyl – The new safe confinement reactor 4 – built 2017.
Main control board in the control operations room of the reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Main control board in the control operations room of the reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Monument to the 'soldiers' of the Chernobyl disaster.
Monument to the ‘soldiers’ of the Chernobyl disaster.
Abandoned park within the evacuated Pripyat.
Abandoned park within the evacuated Pripyat.
Today the nuclear power plant mainly attracts tourists.
Today the nuclear power plant mainly attracts tourists.

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