Worker measuring ground radiation in Lenin Square in Pripyat, less than two miles from Chernobyl station, Ukraine.

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Worker measuring ground radiation in Lenin Square in Pripyat, a model Soviet town built for Chernobyl workers and their families less than two miles from Chernobyl station. Pripyat was abandoned after the 1986 nuclear accident at Chernobyl. Soviet authorities used more than 1,000 large buses on April 27th of 1986 to evacuate the nearly 50,000 residents of Pripyat. The explosion inside of reactor 4 at Chernobyl nuclear power station has been called the worst man-made disaster in human history. Photo by Chuck Nacke
Location: Lenin Square, Pripyat, Chernobyl station, Ukraine, Soviet Union