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Chernobyl: from nuclear apocalypse to sunshine harvest?


Image: www.mirror.co.uk

Image: www.mirror.co.uk

Kirsten Mikadze, a lawyer with Siskinds in London, Ontario, has written an article “The Unlikely Intersection of Nuclear Fallout and Green Energy.”
She tells how the large swath of contaminated land surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in northern Ukraine is being considered for a new use — the world’s largest solar farm.
The nuclear fallout from the explosive catastrophe at the plant 30 years ago devastated the land, although apparently some people have returned and wildlife is starting to reappear. Essentially, however, the land will be useless for normal uses for hundreds of years. There is one new industry: “dark tourism” which shuttles in people who want to experience the eerie post-apocalyptic landscape.
To read the article, click here.