Former Chernobyl residents take a bittersweet visit home

April 25, 2016 12:26 PM

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PRIPYAT, Ukraine For residents of Chernobyl, a three-day evacuation turned into a thirty-year exile.

On the morning of April 26, 1986, no one could yet tell that a meltdown in reactor 4 of the nuclear plant in then-Soviet Ukraine was poisoning the air with so much deadly radioactivity that it would become the world's worst nuclear accident.

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