Nature(?) comes back in Chernobyl

How strange some situations can be. One of the most tragic disasters in man’s history was the nuclear explosion in Chernobyl, than Soviet Ukraine. The fallout of radioactivity was felt all over the world. The town and its surroundings were contaminated for hundreds and possibly thousands of years. Those who survived the immediate explosion were forced to leave their homes and resettle somewhere else. One would think that the place would remain a sickly, deserted and really moon-like grave pit. But the absence of people and their activity provokes a strange reaction in Nature. It comes back to reclaim its territory. Today, among the abandoned houses, streets and orchards you can see the forest approaching, a multitude of creatures large and small living in there. Cats (children and grandchildren of the original pets) wild again, even marauding bears, which is really not that common animal in these parts. Are they getting exposed and sick, or are they somehow protected by unknown mechanism? Is it really a “Nature’s new found Paradise”, or some twisted “Nature’s Hell”?

About Bogumil P-G

publisher, essayist, poet lived (and born) in Poland, later England, Italy, presently in Canada
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2 Responses to Nature(?) comes back in Chernobyl

  1. Marcia says:

    Very sad :(

  2. brad says:

    its actually a good thing.

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