Thursday, 29 March 2018

Aftermath of Nuclear Disaster in Belarus and Ukraine

Thirty years after the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl in the regions of Belarus and Ukraine are still reeling under the effects of severe radioactivity. 

The numbers of deer and wolves and other wild animals are increasing in the region but the human population is still absent the entire region.

A nuclear disaster occurred in a nuclear reactor in Ukraine on 26th April 1986, and the radioactivity engulfed a larger region of Europe. 

The area under radioactivity was equal to that of Luxemburg. About 100,000 people abandoned their homes and domestic animals to seek refuge in safer places. 

Belorussia too was the part of the affected region and the villages and the houses still emit the signals of radioactivity. 

Abandoned School at Ghost Town of Pripyat at
Northern Ukraine, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
            Wikimedia Commons by Adam Jones
Only the wild animals are found wandering freely in the forest regions of the area spreading in about 26,000 sq. Km.  

The man could not return to the region even if he does so after 24,000 years.

The effect of radioactivity on wild animals is a matter of research.
A special permit is needed to visit the area and that only for few days. A road leads to the place from Belarus.