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Chernobyl Dogs

A World Born in Ruins

Dog and huge antenna near Chernobyl. Duga-2. Photo by Dasha Urvachova on Unsplash

Since the explosion of unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986, the 4,200-square-kilometer zone that surrounds the nuclear plant has been deemed uninhabitable due to high levels of lingering radioactive contamination. Interestingly, studies have found that wildlife populations have risen in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) since 1986, suggesting that unbridled human activity (e.g…




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