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Pripyat: City of the Future

The city of Pripyat is built next to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which exploded in 1986, sending a radioactive cloud over Belarus and northern Ukraine. The danger is kept a secret from the population of Pripyat who go about their business as usual. Children play outside, shops are trading and the residents wonder about the fire raging at the reactor. After three days, the 50,000 inhabitants of Pripyat are eventually evacuated. Displaced, damaged, and never to return. Pripyat still remains empty today, a ghostly monument to the devastation caused by nuclear accidents and the loss of a promised future.


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