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The Chernobyl Region Could Soon Start Generating Power Again

The Ukrainian town of Pripyat has been deserted for 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded. Now, the government says the region could be an ideal location for the world’s largest solar farm.
A radiation sign is seen in front of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant after firefighters have nearly extinguished a forest fire near Chernobyl plant, which came within about 20 kilometres (12 miles) of Chernobyl after breaking out on April 28, 2015, but officials said it posed no danger to the plant and radiation levels in the zone remained unchanged. AFP PHOTO / ANATOLII STEPANOV        (Photo credit should read ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A radiation sign is seen in front of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant after firefighters have nearly extinguished a forest fire near Chernobyl plant, which came within about 20 kilometres (12 miles) of Chernobyl after breaking out on April 28, 2015, but officials said it posed no danger to the plant and radiation levels in the zone remained unchanged. AFP PHOTO / ANATOLII STEPANOV (Photo credit should read ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)
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