The job of a control room shift supervisor in the Chernobyl first block: Sit in an empty room and watch inactive machinery, making sure nothing happens. As long as nuclear fuel remains in temporary storage in the reactor halls, Oleg Ryazanov and his peers will continue to watch, day and night.
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...more »
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