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Pictures Report
Pictures Report
The 10 worst nuclear accidents in history
11 PICTURES
FRANCE-NUCLEAR/
RTS2GPWQ
April 07, 2019
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen...
GOLFECH, France
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen...
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen and Toulouse, France, April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
FRANCE-NUCLEAR/
RTS2GPWO
April 07, 2019
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen...
GOLFECH, France
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen...
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen and Toulouse, France, April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
The 10 most dangerous nuclear accidents in history
11 PICTURES
UKRAINE-CHERNOBYL/
RTX34A0U
April 05, 2017
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, April 5, 2017....
Pripyat, Ukraine
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
UKRAINE-CHERNOBYL/
RTX34A0R
April 05, 2017
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, April 5, 2017....
Pripyat, Ukraine
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
UKRAINE-CHERNOBYL/
RTX34A0Q
April 05, 2017
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, April 5, 2017....
Pripyat, Ukraine
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/RETURNEES
RTS11VWN
March 08, 2017
Signs of life are returning nearly six years after panicked residents fled radiation spewed by the nearby...
NAMIE TOWN, Japan
The Wider Image: Returning to deserted Fukushima
Signs of life are returning nearly six years after panicked residents fled radiation spewed by the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, when it was struck by an earthquake and tsunami. Still, only several hundred of the original 21,500 residents plan to return in the first wave, estimates Hidezo Sato, a former seed merchant who helped draw up a blueprint to rebuild the town. "As a person who used to sell seeds for a living, I believe now is a time to sow seeds" for rebuilding, said Sato, 71. "Harvesting is far away. But I hope I can manage to help bring about fruition." Just 4 km (2.5 miles) away from the wrecked plant, Namie is the closest area cleared for the return of residents since the disaster of March 11, 2011. But the town will never be the same, as radiation contamination has left a big area off limits. And it may never be inhabitable. More than half - 53 percent - of former residents have decided not to return, a government poll showed last September. They cited concerns over radiation and the safety of the nuclear plant, which is being dismantled in an arduous, 40-year effort. REUTERS/Toru Hanai SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA RETURN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/NUCLEAR
RTSZXYS
February 23, 2017
A Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) employee walks past storage tanks for contaminated water at the...
OKUMA, Japan
TEPCO employee walks past storage tanks for contaminated water at the company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...
A Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) employee walks past storage tanks for contaminated water at the company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/NUCLEAR
RTSZXYD
February 23, 2017
Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power...
OKUMA, Japan
Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi...
Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/NUCLEAR
RTSZXY5
February 23, 2017
Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power...
OKUMA, Japan
Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi...
Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/NUCLEAR
RTSZWT8
February 23, 2017
Storage tanks for contaminated water stand at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear...
OKUMA, Japan
Storage tanks for contaminated water stand at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma,...
Storage tanks for contaminated water stand at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool
BELARUS-HUNTING/WOLVES
RTSYKHI
February 14, 2017
Wolf fur grows thickest in winter, so Belarussian hunter Vladimir Krivenchik only sets his traps once...
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Wolf-hunting near the Chernobyl zone
Wolf fur grows thickest in winter, so Belarussian hunter Vladimir Krivenchik only sets his traps once snow is on the ground. He and his wife live on the edge of the Chernobyl exclusion zone - 2,600 square km of land on the Belarus-Ukraine border that was contaminated by a nuclear disaster in 1986. The zone's resurgent wolf population poses a threat to nearby livestock, so local farms pay hunters like Krivenchik a flat fee of 150 Belarussian roubles ($80) for each wolf they kill. Wolf numbers are more than seven times higher in the Belarussian part of the Chernobyl zone than in uncontaminated areas elsewhere in the region, according to a study published in scientific journal Current Biology in 2015. According to official data, about 1,700 wolves were culled in 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "KHRAPKOVO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHERNOBYL-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX2BJ29
April 25, 2016
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Minsk, Belarus
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, sit in a class while they are in a children's rehabilitation and health centre on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
CHERNOBYL-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX2BJ27
April 25, 2016
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Minsk, Belarus
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, take physiotherapy while they are in a children's rehabilitation and health centre on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHERNOBYL-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX2BJ25
April 25, 2016
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Minsk, Belarus
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, take physiotherapy while they are in a children's rehabilitation and health centre on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
CHERNOBYL-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX2BJ23
April 25, 2016
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Minsk, Belarus
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, take physiotherapy while they are in a children's rehabilitation and health centre on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHERNOBYL-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX2BJ22
April 25, 2016
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Minsk, Belarus
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, sit in a class while they are in a children's rehabilitation and health centre on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
CHERNOBYL-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX2BJ20
April 25, 2016
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Minsk, Belarus
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear...
Children, who permanently live at the territory contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, point on the Belarus' map their villages, while they are in a children's rehabilitation and health centre on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
CHERNOBYL-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX2BDUW
April 24, 2016
A tree grows out of the door of an abandoned barn in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl...
KRASNOSELIE, Belarus
Tree grows out of the door of an abandoned barn in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl...
A tree grows out of the door of an abandoned barn in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, in the abandoned village of Krasnoselie, Belarus, February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHERNOBYL-ANNIVERSARY/STALKER
RTX2B20O
April 21, 2016
A participant demonstrates a hand-made prop of a radioactive detector during a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. convention...
Moscow, Russia
The Wider Image: In the shadow of Chernobyl: S.T.A.L.K.E.R
A participant demonstrates a hand-made prop of a radioactive detector during a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. convention in Moscow, Russia, April 2, 2016. A game known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R., named after a popular computer shooter, is fast winning the minds of intellectuals across the former Soviet Union who take on roles of mutants, zombies and warriors on unfinished construction sites. As the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl is marked on April 26, enacting a post-apocalyptic world is a philosophy that warns of the perils of uncontrolled use of nuclear power, the game's enthusiasts claim. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov SEARCH "S.T.A.L.K.E.R MAX" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQH
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, sits in front of his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, sits in front of his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQG
April 14, 2016
Dog called Bosy lies on an empty road in front of Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi,...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Dog called Bosy lies on an empty road in front of Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok, 90, says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQF
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, washes his face after he shaved in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, washes his face after he shaved in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus March 15, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQC
April 14, 2016
A kettle stands on a stove in Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
A kettle stands on a stove in Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok, 90, says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQB
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, drinks tea in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, drinks tea in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQ9
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, is seen in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, is seen in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus March 15, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQ8
April 14, 2016
Abandoned and ruined house is seen near Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Abandoned and ruined house is seen near Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 1, 2016. Shamyanok, 90, says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQ7
April 14, 2016
Abandoned and ruined house is seen near Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Abandoned and ruined house is seen near Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 1, 2016. Shamyanok, 90, says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQ6
April 14, 2016
Abandoned and ruined house is seen near Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Abandoned and ruined house is seen near Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 1, 2016. Shamyanok, 90, says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQ5
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, shaves in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, shaves in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus March 15, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQ1
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, checks on his pigs near his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, checks on his pigs near his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WQ0
April 14, 2016
An icon hangs in a corner of Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
An icon hangs in a corner of Ivan Shamyanok's house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok, 90, says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WPZ
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, sweeps inside a pigsty near his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, sweeps inside a pigsty near his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WPY
April 14, 2016
Photographs of Ivan Shamyanok's relatives are seen in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Photographs of Ivan Shamyanok's relatives are seen in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok, 90, says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WPW
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, visits his brother's grave at a cemetery in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, visits his brother's grave at a cemetery in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 3, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WPV
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, takes water from a well at his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, takes water from a well at his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WPU
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, leaves his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, leaves his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus March 15, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WPS
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, eats lunch in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, eats lunch in his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus April 2, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/IVAN
RTX29WPR
April 14, 2016
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, rests at his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - living in the exclusion zone
Ivan Shamyanok, 90, rests at his house in the village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Belarus March 15, 2016. Shamyanok says the secret to a long life is not leaving your birthplace even when it is a Belarusian village poisoned with radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster. In April 1986, a botched test at a nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, sent clouds of smouldering nuclear material across swathes of Europe and forced more than 100,000 people to leave a permanently contaminated "exclusion zone". April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear meltdown in history. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "EXCLUSION IVAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTM4
April 06, 2016
A white-tailed eagle sits on the roof of an abandoned school near the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone...
TULGOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A white-tailed eagle sits on the roof of an abandoned school near the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, in the abandoned village of Tulgovichi, Belarus, January 29, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone", roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTM1
April 06, 2016
A yellowhammer is seen on the remains of a house at the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl...
OREVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A yellowhammer is seen on the remains of a house at the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Orevichi, Belarus, March 12, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTM0
April 06, 2016
A fox walks through the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the...
BABCHIN, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A fox walks through the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Babchin, Belarus, March 5, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLZ
April 06, 2016
An abandoned house is seen in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor...
POGONNOE, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
An abandoned house is seen in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Dronki, Belarus, January 28, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLV
April 06, 2016
A woodpecker looks out of a hollow in a tree in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl...
BABCHIN, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A woodpecker looks out of a hollow in a tree in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Babchin, Belarus, April 3, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLU
April 06, 2016
An otter swims in a river in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor...
POGONNOE, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
An otter swims in a river in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Pogonnoe, Belarus, March 13, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLR
April 06, 2016
A golden eagle approaches the remains of an elk in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl...
BABCHIN, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A golden eagle approaches the remains of an elk in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Babchin, Belarus, March 16, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLQ
April 06, 2016
A black stork flies through the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor...
DRONKI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A black stork flies through the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Dronki, Belarus, April 2, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLP
April 06, 2016
A wolf crosses a road in a forest in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear...
DRONKI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A wolf crosses a road in a forest in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Dronki, Belarus, April 2, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLO
April 06, 2016
A tawny owl leaves a chimney in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor...
KAZHUSHKI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A tawny owl leaves a chimney in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Kazhushki, Belarus, March 16, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLH
April 06, 2016
Elks are seen in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned...
DRONKI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
Elks are seen in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Dronki, Belarus, January 28, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTLA
April 06, 2016
Ruined farm's buildings are seen in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear...
POGONNOE, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
Ruined farm's buildings are seen in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Pogonnoe, Belarus, March 13, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTL9
April 06, 2016
A wolf looks into the camera at the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor...
OREVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A wolf looks into the camera at the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Orevichi, Belarus, March 2, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. Photo taken with trail camera. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTL8
April 06, 2016
A magpie flies over a barbed wire fence at the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear...
BABCHIN, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A magpie flies over a barbed wire fence at the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Babchin, Belarus, February 18, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTL6
April 06, 2016
Hunters drag wolves killed in a field outside of the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl...
KHRAPKOV, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
Hunters drag wolves killed in a field outside of the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, near the village of Khrapkov, Belarus, January 27, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTL4
April 06, 2016
Wolves walk in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned...
OREVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
Wolves walk in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the abandoned village of Orevichi, Belarus, February 25, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. Photo taken with trail camera. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTL3
April 06, 2016
Bisons are seen at a bison nursery in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear...
DRONKI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
Bisons are seen at a bison nursery in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Dronki, Belarus, January 28, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTL2
April 06, 2016
Bisons are seen at a bison nursery in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear...
DRONKI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
Bisons are seen at a bison nursery in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the abandoned village of Dronki, Belarus, January 28, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BELARUS-CHERNOBYL/WILDLIFE
RTSDTL1
April 06, 2016
A white-tailed eagle lands on a wolf's carcass in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl...
DRONKI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Chernobyl - wilderness regained
A white-tailed eagle lands on a wolf's carcass in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, in the abandoned village of Dronki, Belarus, February 15, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border "exclusion zone" roughly the size of Luxembourg. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "WILD CHERNOBYL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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