This video segment from Nature: Radioactive Wolves examines the evolution of part of the Pripyat Marshes under Soviet rule from wetland wilderness to agricultural and nuclear powerhouse and back again, after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In the 1920s, a massive national project began that included area deforestation and the draining of the Pripyat Marshes. Canals were constructed and the area became a major food producer for the Soviet Union. However, following the nuclear reactor meltdown, wilderness has reclaimed the area.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
Learn more about the Nature film Radioactive Wolves.