,,Chernobyl, thirty years after catastrophe” 2015

Thirty years after its fourth reactor exploded on 26 April 1986, an exclusion zone is still in place around the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. A fire raged at the plant for 10 days after the meltdown at the reactor, which sent huge amounts of radioactive material into the area which moved across large parts of Europe. Those hit hardest were Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, while the town and surrounding areas around the plant were completely evacuated. An exclusion zone – which extends for a radius of 30km around the nuclear plant – is still in place 30 years later, and the place remains completely desolate. More>