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

Bumper Cars

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Photo: Catherine Buell

Basketball CourtMiles O'Brien and David WatersWrecked ShipsDay Care FacilityTown Not Fit For HumansBumper CarsRadiation detectorDollPapersMilk BottlesFuse BoxAbandoned Town of Pripyat StairwellCooling Pond OuthousePoolFerris WheelChernobyl From 2 Miles

Bumper Cars

The amusement part at Pripyat, the Chernobyl company town, had just been completed when the accident at Reactor #4 happened on April 26, 1986. These might be the most photographed bumper cars in the world.

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