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

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In recent couple of weeks a new mini series about Chernobyl has premiered on the television and scored a phenomenal success. Tourism in the area has since hiked up significantly. According to those who were present at the real event, thus far, this series by HBO comes closest to the real events.

People were evacuated from Pripyat thinking it would only be for few days or weeks - 33 years on, nature is taking over the place.

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.

Chernobyl by HBO – Official trailer

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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