The Chernobyl tragedy caused by the 1986 Ukraine Nuclear disaster had a much larger impact than most people imagine. Not only was it wide-ranging, but also very long-lasting. After the terrible incident, which you probably learned about if you watched HBO’s miniseries on the subject, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was left in ruins. Pripyat, a nearby town of nearly 50,000 inhabitants was evacuated and is now a ghost town. However, despite the complete shutdown of both the plant and the neighbouring town, the tragedy and its effect of devastation were well documented through pictures.
Many photos exist of the aftermath of this man-made disaster, both in Ukraine and the surrounding areas. Here are some of the most striking images of the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster that will give you the chills.
People flying in and out of Ukraine had to be scanned for radioactivity.