The Chernobyl fire burned for more than 10 days, spreading radioactive particles into the atmosphere. These particles fell to earth when it rained. Today the radionuclides are in the soil and the groundwater. They accumulate in the sediment of small ponds, but that doesn’t stop anyone, especially teenage boys, from swimming.
This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come...more »
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