Abandoned City of Prypiat 25 Years after Chernobyl Disaster

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Twenty five years after the worst nuclear accident in the world, the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been mentioned again due to fears of a nuclear catastrophe in northeastern Japan. The Chernobyl disaster occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine left the city of Prypiat in ruins and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians in difficult situation with contaminated food by radiation.


On the upcoming April 26, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will hold the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl where the worst civil nuclear accident on the planet happened.


A gas mask and a shoe have been pictured lying at a kindergarten in Prypiat, the abandoned city near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant since 1986.

A gas mask and a shoe have been pictured lying at a kindergarten in Prypiat, the abandoned city near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant since 1986.


The fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been covered with stones and dust behind a building in the abandoned city of Prypiat

The fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been covered with stones and dust behind a building in the abandoned city of Prypiat


Greenpeace said that hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are still eating food contaminated by radiation from the 1986 blast

Greenpeace said that hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians were still eating food contaminated by radiation from the 1986 blast


An empty swimming pool in the ghost city of Prypiat was photographed on April 4, 2011

An empty swimming pool in the ghost city of Prypiat was photographed on April 4, 2011


Some people fear that the Japan’s nuclear crisis now is even more dangerous than the Chernobyl disaster.

Some people fear that the Japan’s nuclear crisis now is even more dangerous than the Chernobyl disaster.


According to Greenpeace's announcement on April 5, radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster still affects food sold in village markets in rural areas of northern Ukraine

According to Greenpeace's announcement on April 5, radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster still affects food sold in village markets in rural areas of northern Ukraine


The photo shows the images of Prypiat city before and after being abandoned.

The photo shows the images of Prypiat city before and after being abandoned.


Radiation levels in the Rivne region is even 16 times higher than the accepted norms

Radiation levels in the Rivne region is even 16 times higher than the accepted norms


This is the image of a damaged sports gym inside a building in Prypiat city captured after 25 years of the worst civil nuclear accident

The image of a damaged sports gym inside a building in Prypiat city captured after 25 years of the worst civil nuclear accident


Chernobyl has been continuously mentioned these days due to the Japan’s nuclear crisis which happened after the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11

Chernobyl has been continuously mentioned these days due to the Japan’s nuclear crisis which happened after the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11


The world's worst nuclear accident in 1986 is estimated to cost at least 1.6 billion euros to make Chernobyl reasonably safe

The world's worst nuclear accident in 1986 is estimated to cost at least 1.6 billion euros to make Chernobyl reasonably safe


 

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This article was published on 2011/04/08
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