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The 1986 explosion and meltdown in Chernobyl released vast quantities of radiation, contaminating approximately 30 km2 of land with fallout.

In October, government claimed the plan to build a PV plant at Chernobyl, and Ostap Semerak, Ukraine’s minister of environment and natural resources, said, “Its cheap land and abundant sunlight constitute a solid foundation for the project. In addition, the remaining electric transmission facilities are ready for reuse.”