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April 26, 1986: Block N° 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes. A 30 kilometre zone around the reactor is evacuated, including Pripiat, the city built to house the power station’s workforce. To rehouse the population, the Soviet government decided to build a new town 60 kilometres away: Slavoutich.

Twenty-four years after the disaster, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the burial grounds of military equipments in Ukraine are now being pillaged. Each week, more than two hundred tons of radioactive metal are leaving the exclusion zone.