Built in 1970 for the scientists and workers of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the city of Pripyat, located less than 3 km from the reactor, was once inhabited by nearly residents and brimming with life.
Abandoned immediately after the Chernobyl disaster in Prypiat, Ukraine had a population of prior to the accident. Scientists estimate that Prypiat and the surrounding area will not be safe for human habitation for several centuries.
abandoned city ~ Pripyat is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus. Named for the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.