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Chernobyl: Radioactive forest near nuclear plant catches fire :: News :: DW :: 04.04.2020

A forest caught fire in the exclusion zone around the former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine on Saturday.Around 90 firefighters were deployed to extinguish the blaze, which quickly spread over 20 hectares, according to the civil protection agency in Kyiv. A helicopter and two water-carrying aircraft were also called upon to help battle the fire. Chernobyl was the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster when in April 1986, the No.4 reactor exploded, causing large quantities of radioactive…

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