After the nuclear disaster in Ukraine
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hotaifun / June 19, 2011 / 15:00
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This is the the town of Pripyat 25 years after the disaster it is/was near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant…
Pripyat was founded in 1970 to house workers for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979 but was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. It was the ninth nuclear city in Russian Soviet Union at the time.
Its population had been around 50,000 before the accident. The annual rate of natural increase was estimated at around 800 persons, plus over 500 newcomers from all corners of the Soviet Union each year. It had been planned that the Pripyat’s population should rise to 78,000.