Photo Gallery: The Wildlife of Chernobyl 10/22/2009
 The Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in late April, 1986, leading to the...
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The Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in late April, 1986, leading to the evacuation of tens of thousands of people who lived near by. Since then the 30-kilometer exclusion zone around the reactor has been largely empty of people -- giving wildlife free reign. Here, bison going for a stroll in the exclusion zone forest.