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Inside Chernobyl
APRIL 2006
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Chernobyl's Deadly Footprint
Windblown fallout fell thick near the reactor, forcing the evacuation of more than a thousand square miles (2,600 square kilometers) straddling the Ukraine-Belarus border. High-altitude winds swept radioactive smoke and ash across a wider area, which scientists traced from soil levels of cesium 137, a long-lived isotope.

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