The word Chernobyl became known worldwide shortly after the 1986 blast. The small town Pripyat, situated just 3000 metres from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, up to this day serves to remind about the extent of the tragedy. Pripyat used to be a lively little town, both a powerful nuclear centre and a conveniently planned city with schools and urban apartments. It is now a dead, lifeless stretch of land littered with scraps of the past.
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