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Latest update : 2013-11-07

Ukraine: Chernobyl revisited

The world’s worst ever nuclear disaster took place in Chernobyl, Ukraine on April 26th, 1986. The environmental impact was catastrophic. A 30-kilometre exclusion zone around the power station is still in place. But many of the worst-affected villages in the zone are now inhabited again.

A new town has been built to house the former liquidators - the men and women called in to clean up the nuclear mess. Today, it has one of the highest birth rates in the Ukraine and regularly comes top in the rankings of the best places to live. FRANCE 24 reports from Chernobyl. 

By Gulliver CRAGG

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