Chernobyl in pictures: 30 years on

Technology Eye | April. 26, 2016

In the early hours of 26 April 1986 a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power station . The disaster at the Soviet plant remains the worst nuclear accident in history.

An exclusion zone, which has a radius of 30km and covers an area roughly the size of Luxembourg - remains in place around the site in Ukraine. Although largely uninhabited by humans, there are signs that animal life is returning .

This collection of striking photos offers a glimpse inside the exclusion zone.

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SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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