Thirty-two years ago to the day, a radioactive release 10 times larger than the Hiroshima bomb forced hundreds of thousands of people to permanently evacuate the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Now the abandoned site is about to start generating power again. But instead of nuclear energy, Chernobyl will be home to photovoltaic solar panels, Bloomberg reports. Rodina Energy Group, a Ukrainian firm, and Enerparc Ag, a German clean energy company, announced in December the joint development of a $1.2 million project to build a one-megawatt solar farm on the site (enough to power about 200 households), just a few hundred feet from the deactivated reactor.
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Dogs roam free in Chernobyl 32 years after nuclear reactor exploded. Hundreds of dogs now thrive around a 30km exclusion zone, the descendants of pets who endure harsh winters in Ukraine. Soldiers were sent in to the city of Pripyat and the surrounding villages to kill the contaminated animals, but they managed to survive.
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