Future of the Environment

What’s going on in Chernobyl today?

Chernobyl has become a safe-haven for wildlife. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Alex Thornton

Senior Writer, Formative Content


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A raven stretches its wings as it sits on a post inside the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Image: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
A child's gas mask and a shoe at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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The giant steel New Containment Shield over the Chernobyl reactor site Image: Andy Dubchak/RadioSvoboda.org
The abandoned city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
It is the first time the site has produced power since 2000. Image: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
European bison (Bison bonasus), boreal lynx (Lynx lynx), moose (Alces alces) and brown bear (Ursus arctos) photographed inside Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (Ukraine). Image: Proyecto TREE/Sergey Gaschack

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