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On April 26,1986, an explosion at Ukraine's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant changed history, sending radiation and political shockwaves across Europe. Nearby towns and villages were first evacuated, then abandoned. Vehicles used for evacuation and decontamination became too radioactive to keep. This abandoned bus, stripped of parts, rusts away in the forest near Lyutezh, Ukraine.  <br />
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This photograph is part of Michael Forster Rothbart's After Chernobyl documentary photography project.<br />
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2010.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  5/2007    File#:  Canon 20D digital camera frame 6582<br />
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Original caption: .Photo title:.Abandoned bus in Lyutezh..Caption:.Many vehicles used for evacuation and decontamination were too radioactive to keep using after the Chernobyl accident. Trucks, busses and contaminated equipment were buried in over 800 dumpsites, mostly unmarked. Other machinery was simply abandoned. These have since been stripped of any salable parts by scrap metal dealers...Outside the restricted Exclusion Zone are 2,293 small villages in Ukraine where the land was slightly contaminated by radioactive fallout. Those who still live here receive very little information about possible health risks. Many receive small government pensions for their status as Chernobyl survivors...Quote: none.-------------------
On April 26,1986, an explosion at Ukraine's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant changed history, sending radiation and political shockwaves across Europe. Nearby towns and villages were first evacuated, then abandoned. Vehicles used for evacuation and decontamination became too radioactive to keep. This abandoned bus, stripped of parts, rusts away in the forest near Lyutezh, Ukraine.
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This photograph is part of Michael Forster Rothbart's After Chernobyl documentary...
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