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Sergii Mirnyi puts on protective gear before entering Chernobyl's Fourth Block control room. Most estimates say ninety-five percent of the radioactive materials fell on the power plant grounds and the adjacent forest.  <br />
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This photograph is part of Michael Forster Rothbart's After Chernobyl documentary photography project.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:   1/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 51290<br />
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Original caption: .The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP or ChAES) is the site of the world's worst nuclear accident. On the night of April 26, 1986, the Fourth Block reactor exploded during a safety test, sending radioactive particles into the atmosphere and eventually around the world. The population within 30 kilometers was permanently evacuated, including residents of Pripyat and many villages. Although ChAES stopped generating electricity in December 2000, today 3,800 employees continue to work at the plant, commuting from the new city of Slavutich (population 24,300), which was built after the accident to replace Pripyat.
Sergii Mirnyi puts on protective gear before entering Chernobyl's Fourth Block control room. Most estimates say ninety-five percent of the radioactive materials fell on the power plant grounds and the adjacent forest.
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This photograph is part of Michael Forster Rothbart's After Chernobyl documentary photography project.
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2010.
www.afterchernobyl.com
www.mfrphoto.com
607-267-4893 o 607-432-5984more »

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