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"For me, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is like a little kitten, which demands care and attention. In order not to let it become stray, wild and dangerous."<br />
-- Tanya Bokova, Chernobyl engineer<br />
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Tanya Bokova and her husband Sergii Bokov met and fell in love when they worked together at the Chernobyl liquid radioactive waste treatment facility. Tanya was born in Pripyat, Ukraine, and is the third generation in her family to work at the Chernobyl plant. In 2009 she won the "Miss Atom" beauty pageant. <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: Date:  1/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 51759 <br />
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Original caption: .Tania Bokova and her husband Sergii Bokov live in Slavutych, Ukraine and commute to their jobs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP or ChAES). Tania was born in Pripyat and is the third generation in her family to work at ChAES. She is an administrator who helps manage the decommissioning of the plant. Sergii is an engineer in the liquid radioactive waste treatment facility. In total, about 3,800 out of 24,300 Slavutych residents work at the Chernobyl plant.
"For me, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is like a little kitten, which demands care and attention. In order not to let it become stray, wild and dangerous."
-- Tanya Bokova, Chernobyl engineer

Tanya Bokova and her husband Sergii Bokov met and fell in love when they worked together at the Chernobyl liquid radioactive waste treatment facility. Tanya was born in Pripyat, Ukraine, and is the third generation in her family to work at the Chernobyl plant. In 2009 she...
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