While many images have emerged of Pripyat since the disaster, this footage is the first to provide a drone's-eye view of its remains Danny Cooke filmed the footage (grab pictured), named 'Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl', while working on a '60 Minutes' segment for CBS News about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Pripyat was once home to 50,000 people and is just a few miles from the Chernobyl power plant The footage shows Pripyat being taken over by nature.
Eerie views of rusted bumper cars and a Ferris wheel (pictured) are placed alongside golden flowers and trees growing among buildings.
A longer half-life, such as hundreds or thousands of years, means that the radioisotope continues to emit harmful radiation for a very long period of time.
The table below gives the emitted radiation, half-life, and uses for a selection of useful isotopes in order of decreasing half-life.
As part of the research, experts also modelled how fires in the region will peak between 20 as the area becomes drier as a result of climate change, according to predictions made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In total, its believed the Chernobyl disaster released around 85 petabecquerels (PBq) of radioactive caesium into the atmosphere.
Following three forest fires in Ukraine (stock image), scientists from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research measured radiation levels in the soil and atmosphere.
They discovered that these fires caused around 0.5 petabecquerels of radioactive caesium to be released over eastern Europe as smoke During 2002, 20, three forest fires swept through the region and experts from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research wanted to discover if they released any of this radiation into the air.
This has resulted in accumulation of the oldest ground water in the topographically highest areas of the basin adjacent to the basin divide.