When Tsunami struck Japan coast and made a significant damage to Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Reactor, the world suddenly recalled chernobyl disaster in 1986 and we all hoping that wouldn't make Sendai a chernobyl in Asia. Chernobyl nuclear meltdown disaster as we all know were the cause The city of Pripyat became a ghost town. All population have been evacuated from high pollutant nuclear waste from the Chernobyl reactor. I know Pripyat from playing at least two games, Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Stalker. The most distinctive places beside city name sign are Priplat swimming pool and a the ferish wheel.
Pripyat was founded in 1970 to house workers for the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, but was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. It was the ninth nuclear-city ("атомоград" (atomograd) in Russian, literally "atom city") in the Soviet Union at its time. Its population had been around 50,000 before the accident. Annual Rate of natural increase was estimated at around 800 persons, plus over 500 newcomers from all corners of the Soviet Union each year. It had been planned that the Prypiat's population should have risen up to 78,000 in the nearest future. Prypiat had a railroad link to mYazov station (Kiev railroad line) as well as a navigable river nearby.