Mareike Aden meets victims form the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
A German-Ukrainian consortium is setting up a solar array in the exclusion zone around the site of one of the worst nuclear power plant disasters in history. Starting in February, it will deliver clean energy to the surrounding region.
Around the ruins of Chernobyl's nuclear power plant, a German-Ukrainian joint venture installs 4,000 solar modules: clean energy from a nuclear wasteland. The solar power station is designed to provide about half the amount of electricity of what the old reactor had produced.
The Fukushima disaster in 2011 swept away support for nuclear power and led to a rise in fossil fuels. Six years on, Japan is taking steps to restore its atomic energy capabilities.
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