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

Town Not Fit For Humans

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Photo: Catherine Buell

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Town Not Fit For Humans

Overgrown square in Pripyat - the company town built to house workers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was evacuated in the days following the explosion and meltdown there on April 26, 1986. It will not be fit for human habitation ever again.


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