CORRECTS THE NAME OF PERSON - In this photo taken on Monday, April  11, 2016, the farm director, Mikhail Kirpichenko stands near horses at a farm in the village of Vorotets,on land just 45 kilometers (25 miles) north of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, where a reactor explosion and fire on April 26, 1986, belched a cloud of smoke infested with radioactive particles over much of northern Europe.  (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

“There is no danger. How can you be afraid of radiation?” said Chubenok, who since 2014 has produced milk from his farm just 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the shuttered Chernobyl site, and two kilometers (a mile) from the boundary of a zone that remains officially off-limits to full-time human habitation. Chubenok says he hopes to double his herd size and start producing farmhouse cheese on site.


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