Chernobyl: Nuclear Wasteland? Or Nature Reserve?

Ronald Chesser and Robert Baker of Texas Tech University studied the "dead zone" around the wrecked plant, and sent ABC News videotape they shot in 1996 as they walked around in radiation suits.

"This area is deceptively normal," said Chesser, as the camera rolled. "Until you turn on the Geiger counter and spoil the mood, you really are struck by the beauty of this area."

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