Moving to Chernobyl / On the edge of the exclusion zone

Since the disaster, scientists have been continuously monitoring the radiation levels in the soil, trees, plants and animals around Chernobyl, even in areas outside the exclusion zone. There is no longer a risk from radiation in the atmosphere but in some areas soil contamination could pose a threat to people’s health. Although more than 350,000 Ukranians were forced to evacuate their homes tens of thousands refused to leave and remain today in villages, which are not officially recognized as radioactively dangerous, but bordering the territory where entry is forbidden.