Chernobyl NPP zone – an area located within a radius of 30 km around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. "Zone" includes the north Ivankov district of Kiev region, where the directly power plant, the town of Chernobyl and Pripyat, as well as part of Zhytomyr region up to the border with Belarus. Exclusion Zone now – it's the marketplace, an open radioactive source. Within radioactively contaminated areas by a number of works by preventing the spread of radioactive contamination beyond the exclusion zone and radionuclides in the main reservoirs of Ukraine (Kiev Reservoir, the Dnieper river, etc.). The Ukrainian part of the Exclusion Zone and unconditional (obligatory) resettlement area is about 2,600 sq km The administrative center of the exclusion zone – the city of Chernobyl.

In Chernobyl is Administration of the Exclusion Zone (AZO). In the exclusion zone is PHA staff of enterprises, personnel Chernobyl nuclear power plant and a small number of civilians (squatters). The civilian population lives in 11 abandoned settlements. The total number of civilians does not exceed 300 people. The number of personnel working in the exclusion zone and to Chornobyl NPP does not exceed 6,000. In the zone there are 11 objects of nature reserve Fund of Ukraine.

Modern exclusion zone is gradually turning into a reserve for rare animal life 1. Established the presence of rare species such as – otters, badgers and bats. Exclusion Zone has been established shortly after the Chernobyl accident in 1986. The territory is administered by the Administration of the Exclusion Zone in the Ministry of Emergency situatsiyam.Pripyat – desolate city in Ukraine, on the banks of the Pripyat River. Founded February 4, 1970. The population was evacuated April 27, 1986 due to the Chernobyl accident. For the residence staff Chernobyl was built a new satellite town of Slavutich, 50 km from the plant. Chernobyl – a city district values in the Kiev region, Ukraine. Located on the Pripyat River. Notorious because of the Chernobyl accident (1986). Before the accident, the city's population 12 500 people. Currently live in the city, only employees of agencies and enterprises of exclusion and unconditional guarantee resettlement Chernobyl (working on the basis of watchkeeping) and squatters.