Mutant animals and 'alcohol cures' - the myths of Chernobyl
23 December 2016 Last updated at 10:58 GMT
The Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986 caused very real devastation.
But it has taken decades to debunk some myths about the disaster.
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Video produced by Jilla Dastmalchi; reporting by Natasha Matyukhina
Correction 23 December 2016: The text on this video has been amended to clarify details of when the site may be safe for human habitation.