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“Social tension, dissatisfaction with [salaries]… untimely wage payment, declining professional prestige, decline of trust between personnel and administration, uncertainty of social status, the threat of unemployment, stressful impact of uncomfortable and dangerous labor conditions — this list of factors influencing one's professional reliability is far from full.”			<br />
			— Slava Danilov, Chernobyl medical researcher<br />
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Danilov studies health and safety issues in the Chernobyl working environment, including long-term impacts of low-level radiation. One finding: radiation seems to accelerate aging of the brain. Every Saturday, he travels to Chernigiv, Ukraine, to go to the public sauna. ------------------- <br />
This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come from Forster Rothbart’s two long-term documentary photography projects, After Chernobyl and After Fukushima.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  2/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 56271 <br />
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Slava Danilov at the sauna<br />
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Vachislav Danilov is a medical researcher working at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. He lives in Slavutych, Ukraine, with his son Ilya, one of his eight children, and Ilya’s girlfriend Yulia. Every Saturday, Danilov takes the train to Chernigiv to go to the banya (sauna). <br />
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Danilov moved to Slavutych in 1990 to research the health and safety issues in the Chernobyl working environment, including long-term impacts of low-level radiation. One finding: radiation seems to accelerate aging of the brain. In total, about 3,800 out of 24,300 Slavutych residents work at the Chernobyl plant.<br />
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“Social tension, dissatisfaction with
“Social tension, dissatisfaction with [salaries]… untimely wage payment, declining professional prestige, decline of trust between personnel and administration, uncertainty of social status, the threat of unemployment, stressful impact of uncomfortable and dangerous labor conditions — this list of factors influencing one's professional reliability is far from full.”
— Slava Danilov, Chernobyl medical researcher

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