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Petro Meshchenko shows me his liquidator certificate. It reads, “The bearer of this identification has a right to receive benefits and compensations stipulated by the law of Ukraine, ‘On the status and social protections of citizens who suffered as a result of the Chernobyl catastrophe,’ for participants in the liquidation … who worked in the zone in May and June of 1986, regardless of the number of the days worked, or from July 1 to December 31, 1986, for no less than five days, or in 1987 for no less than 14 working days.”<br />
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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 />
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2013.<br />
www.afterchernobyl.com<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  5/2007    File#:  Canon 20D digital camera frame 4615
Petro Meshchenko shows me his liquidator certificate. It reads, “The bearer of this identification has a right to receive benefits and compensations stipulated by the law of Ukraine, ‘On the status and social protections of citizens who suffered as a result of the Chernobyl catastrophe,’ for participants in the liquidation … who worked in the zone in May and June of 1986, regardless of the number of the days worked, or from July 1 to December 31, 1986, for no less...
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