There was a recent article in Der Spiegel (h/t to Anja) about many of the nuclear disasters around the world. There are places around the world that have been abandoned because the are no longer inhabitable. Here are some of the stories.
Everyone knows about Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and, now, Fukushima. But what about Semipalatinsk, Palomares and Kyshtym? The world is full of nuclear disaster zones