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"People can never live there - it's impossible - not even for the next 24,000 years," Ukrainian Ecology Minister Hanna Vronska said of the zone, which encompasses 2,600 sq km (1,000 square miles) of forest, marsh and open countryside.

"The long-term impact of the radiation on animal populations is a subject of intense debate because scientists have struggled to untangle the positive effects of human absence from the negative effects of living in a poisoned environment."

Some great wildlife photos...

Chernobyl and Fukushima exclusion zones: Nuclear disaster sites are not wildlife havens
By Hannah Osborne
March 9, 2016

Drone Footage
Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl
It sort of takes you there.
What a shame. What a horrible waste. 
Standing just outside Chernobyl sarcophagus 2014. 

Chernobyl 2014 (source: The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

for comparison...
Fukushima 2016
...that's 187.00 uSv/hr 

Conversion: 100 µSv (Microsievert) is equal to = 
0.0001 Sv (Sievert)
100,000,000 pSv (Picosievert)
1.0000*105 nSv (Nanosievert)
100.00 µSv (Microsievert)
0.1 mSv (Millisievert)
0.01 rem (Rem)
1.0000*107 nrem (Nanorem)
10,000 µrem (Microrem)
10 mrem (Millirem)
1.0000*10-5 krem (Kilorem)