In the pre-dawn fog, commuters wait outside the Pechersk Metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine, 65 miles from Chernobyl. Radiation from Chernobyl dispersed erratically, based on winds and rainfall. Officially, the radiation leapfrogged over Kyiv and did not affect the capital. However, some Kyiv residents now question whether this is really true.
This photograph is part of Michael Forster Rothbart's After Chernobyl documentary photography project.