by Clare Hillier in New Photography on Tuesday 3 May 2011

Last week marked 25 years since the Chernoyl atomic disaster. It remains the world’s worst nuclear accident, with humans able to start repopulating the area in about 600 years. Here’s a haunting series of before and after photos from around the area. It’s pretty awe-inspiring that despite the region remaining radioactive, nature has still managed to reassert itself. Trees have pushed through thick concrete and there is a very healthy population of wolves, deer and boar. This is the type of take-over bid that I salute.
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