Solar panels unveiled at Chernobyl nuclear power site
Ukraine launches its first solar plant in the abandoned area around the former nuclear power station.
A new solar power plant has been built at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power station, The Chernobyl plant was the site of a catastrophic nuclear disaster in 1986, Radioactive material was released into the atmosphere across parts of Europe, leading to a rise in cases of thyroid cancer
The area around the plant is now part of an exclusion zone spanning 1,000 square miles (2,600 sq km), The Chernobyl plant was decommissioned and forced to close in 2000, Ukraine has now launched its first solar plant in the abandoned area around the former power station.
The country's government wants renewable energy companies to develop the abandoned land, The site will create enough energy to power around 2,000 households, However people will not be able to return to live in the evacuated zone for another 24,000 years, Ukrainian authorities sayhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45771188