In April 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was the location of the largest man-made disaster in world history. Following the incident, Pripyat—the Ukraine town closest to the nuclear power point—was totally evacuated, all 50,000 residents forced to leave their homes with little notice. Following the disaster, The Soviet Union placed a circle-shaped, 18-mile exclusion zone around the power plant. Nowdays the whole exclusion zone belongs to UNESCO, as many wild animals came back to live there.it turns out that when humans are removed from an area –even one contaminated with radiation –nature has a remarkable ability to reclaim that space.
Josip Artukovic • Clare Balfe • Eric Byrne • Marian Castellazzi • Daniel Duggan • Gabriele Mencaroni • Thomas Murray • Nikolett Pahocsa • Svetlana Shumova •