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
Reactor number 4, sarcophagus of 2018
An abandoned school in Bober :
The access to the forbidden zone at the Martinovitchi bridge :
A crumbling kolkhoz from the fire tower in Rahivka :