The nuclear ghost town built just two kilometres from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is marking its 50th anniversary. Founded on the 4th of February 1970, Pripyat was entirely evacuated following the nuclear disaster of 1986. The town is now empty and desolate and has become a haunting destination for tourists visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The former Soviet town was built from scratch, and many of its 50,000 residents worked at the nearby nuclear plant.
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