Chernobyl Photo Gallery: People of Chernobyl Pripyat was once the town where station workers lived. Now, it is fully abandoned. Over 100,000 people were evacuated from the lethally dangerous zone, where Pripyat is the biggest settlement.
Chernobyl Photo Gallery: People of Chernobyl The process of evacuation was the matter of extreme urgency. Children were removed from kindergartens and schools leaving everything behind. These child toys are contaminated with the lethal doze of radiation.

Chernobyl Photo Gallery: People of Chernobyl The equipment used at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant after the accident has become dangerous to utilize because of the large doze of radiation. Helicopters, trucks, buses, military machinery are now buried at so called "machine cemeteries" in the dead zone. The machines on the picture are worth millions of lost dollars.
Chernobyl Photo Gallery: People of Chernobyl There remained a few people who have decided not to move from the region where they were born and raised well knowing that the area is contaminated. These are mostly older people or those who have no relatives elsewhere.
Chernobyl Photo Gallery: People of Chernobyl Chernobyl affected all live creatures. People who remained in the area were exposed to contaminated food, water and air. It became dangerous to keep own cattle and grow fruit and vegetables after the catastrophe fearing that the radiation will spread even further.
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