This photograph was taken inside a school in which the floor was covered with gas masks. The masks were in almost every class room just in case a disaster struck.
Not only did they have a nuclear power plant, Chernobyl had a team of scientists which experimented on animals. These cages were left after the explosion. Many of the animals kept had died or were disposed of for being radioactive. However the select few that escaped carried on their generation throughout the years and can be found today throughout the site.