29 april 2016


An abandoned Soviet Cold War-era radar system known as ‘The Woodpecker’ used to detect incoming missiles stands inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on September 30, 2015, near Chernobyl, Ukraine. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a 2,600-square-kilometer restricted access zone established in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. While workers employed at the Chernobyl site today and a small number of returnees live in the outer zone, no one is allowed to live in the inner zone, where hot spots of radiation make the area uninhabitable for thousands of years to come.


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