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

Wrecked Ships

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Photo: Catherine Buell

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Wrecked Ships

Wrecked ships at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The vessels brought in supplies to build the shelter known as the "Sarcophagus" designed to keep the radiation from the still molten remnants of Reactor #4 contained. They were abandoned, along with all the other construction equipment, because they were too radioactive to be safely used again.

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