Deserted building in Pripyat
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5 live went to Pripyat 26 years since the nuclear disaster

BBC Radio 5 liveBreakfast's Nicky Campbell visited Pripyat, the ghost town near the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

What used to be a bustling town, now lies empty moss-ridden squares and deserted buildings.

The disaster, caused by an explosion and fire in the nuclear power station's main reactor in 1986, spread clouds of radiation across Europe and forced hundreds of thousands of people to be forced from their homes.

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  • 18 Jun 2012
  • From the section Europe
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