30 Years On Since The Chernobyl Accident

It is now 30 years since the nuclear power station at Chernobyl suffered a meltdown and released radioactive material into the atmosphere which reached as far as the UK. The 470 towns and villages that were evacuated in the first few days of the disaster still stand empty to this day. The good news is that the wildlife has returned in abundance. Without human intervention, the hundreds of square miles of radiated land have been taken over by nature. Some of which are now classed as official nature reserves by local governments and the United Nations.