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Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone

(AFP) — A soft snow fell as a clutch of visitors equipped with a Geiger counter wandered through the ghostly Ukrainian town of Pripyat, frozen in time since the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986.© GENYA SAVILOV Efforts to secure special status were stepped up after a giant protective dome was installed in 2016

More than three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster forced thousands to evacuate, there is an influx of visitors to the area that has spurred officials to seek official status from UNESCO.

“The Chernobyl zone is already a world famous landmark,” guide Maksym Polivko told AFP during a …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post



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