25 Years After Chernobyl

Today is the 25 year anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, so we’re taking another look back at the high-resolution imagery of the whole area that Google uploaded for the 20th anniversary of the events of 26 April 1986. In our image you can see the concrete sarcophagus which was built to attempt to contain the worst of the radiation within the destroyed reactor room. We previously posted Chernobyl in April 2006, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem that the imagery has been updated since then – so we can’t see how much more desolate the area might have become.…

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