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To enable its dismantling, the gutted reactor was covered by a shed in 2018.

The site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is surrounded by a "forbidden" zone. Within this radius, living normally is impossible. Wood, water and food can be contaminated, as well as the air (in warm, dry weather and during forest fires).

A specific administration and a police force manage the exclusion zone. A tourism of sorts has emerged, reflecting a political will to "normalize" the region.

Reactor number 4, the original 1986 sarcophagus

Le réacteur numéro 4 : sarcophage initial de 1986Par Tiia Monto, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28070976

Reactor number 4, sarcophagus of 2018

Le réacteur numéro 4 : sarcophage de 2018Par Rixard — Travail personnel, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61569777

An abandoned school in Bober :

Ecole abandonnée à BoberPhoto : PR

The access to the forbidden zone at the Martinovitchi bridge :

L'entrée du pont de MartinovitchiPhoto : PR

A crumbling kolkhoz from the fire tower in Rahivka :

Un kolkhoze en ruine depuis la tour d’incendie de RahivkaPhoto : PR

Typical example of the radioelements scattering, here strontium 90 in the Ivankiv area :

Exemple typique de dépôt au sol de radioéléments, ici le strontium 90 dans le secteur d’Ivankiv

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