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Despite Warnings, Hundreds Return to Chernobyl
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Despite Warnings, Hundreds Return to Chernobyl

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Despite Warnings, Hundreds Return to Chernobyl

Despite Warnings, Hundreds Return to Chernobyl
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An abandoned farm near Chernobyl.

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Eighteen years after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in Ukraine, there is still a 20-mile radius "forbidden zone" around the plant. Due to high levels of radiation, 135,000 people were evacuated from that area, but now hundreds have returned.

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