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Photo Essay: Miles O'Brien Visits Deserted Town at Chernobyl

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Photo: Catherine Buell

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The swimming pool at Pripyat, used by workers who lived nearby for brief intervals to keep the power plant in operation, remained open until the late '90s.

Watch Miles O'Brien's report on his trip to Chernobyl.