Chernobyl designated Radiation and Environmental Biosphere Reserve

The site of the world's worst nuclear disaster will become a nature preserve named the "Chernobyl Radiation and Environmental Biosphere Reserve," under a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

The preserve, making up a large part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone near the Belarusian border in northern Ukraine, is an "important step in the revival of territories contaminated by the man-made disaster," according to a statement on Poroshenko's website.

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