China is building a huge solar park inside the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone

A radiation sign is seen, with a sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the background, April 4, 2011. Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl, the place where the world's worst civil nuclear accident took place, on April 26. Engineers are still struggling to regain control of damaged reactors at the Fuskushima plant after last month's earthquake and tsunami, in the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986, with the government urging the operator of the plant to act faster to stop radiation spreading.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) - RTR2KTBP

The 30km exclusion zone around the devastated nuclear plant is still largely a wasteland. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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An elk stands in a forest in the state radiation ecology reserve in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the village of Babchin, some 370 km (230 miles) southeast of Minsk, March 18, 2011. The sudden switch by Soviet authorities from calm reassurance to evacuation alarm is etched on the memory of locals, 25 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Today, the Belarus border region from which they were evacuated in 1986 is a weird, overgrown wilderness -- teeming with wildlife but virtually devoid of people, its shops and homes fast disappearing under a tangle of foliage. Picture taken March 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS - Tags: ANNIVERSARY DISASTER ENERGY POLITICS SOCIETY ANIMALS) - RTR2K9F5
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