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Photos: Chernobyl Disaster

The only villagers of the deserted Belarussian village of Tulgovichi,, inside the 30-km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Before the accident some 2,000 people lived in the village and now there are only eight people left. One quarter of Belarus' territory was severely contaminated and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes as radiation from Chernobyl spread throughout the area in April 1986. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV

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from BuzzFeed

Chernobyl, 27 Years Later

The law prohibits anyone to live in the contaminated zone. Five thousand people work on a rotational basis: they spend two weeks in the zone and two weeks out. However rules are bent: one man admitted that he had been living in Chernobyl for a month.

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from OregonLive.com

Chernobyl 30 years later: Inside exclusion zone (photos)

But for some mostly elderly residents and people working at the reactor site, the exclusion zone around Chernobyl has remained virtually the same as it was in 1986.

from OregonLive.com

Chernobyl 30 years later: Inside exclusion zone (photos)

But for some mostly elderly residents and people working at the reactor site, the exclusion zone around Chernobyl has remained virtually the same as it was in 1986.

from Flavorwire

Photo Gallery: Chernobyl Graffiti

Twenty-five years since the Chernobyl disaster, people are slowly returning to the restricted “Zone.” Yes, it’s still radioactive, but peopl...

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Yury Bandazhevsky detailed Chernobyl’s devastating impact on people's health, particularly that of children, in Belarus. Now he lives in exile while the government insists

from Business Insider

Striking photos from the villages surrounding Chernobyl, taken by people who still live there

Many citizens feel that their needs have been neglected by the Ukrainian government and left to suffer in silence. They feel like they are "disposable," like the title of Davies' series. -- Striking photos from the villages surrounding Chernobyl, taken by people who still live there Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-from-chernobyl-taken-by-people-who-live-there-2015-5?op=1#ixzz3bw2vp6aq