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Teenage dancers wait backstage for their turn to perform during a Slavutych city concert. Slavutych, Ukraine, is the new city built after the accident to house evacuated Chernobyl personnel. The Chernobyl plant once funded many programs in the city. Now the city struggles with decreased resources due to layoffs at the Chernobyl plant. ..According to mayor Volodymyr Udovychenko, "the year the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's last energy-producing unit was prematurely shutdown, Slavutych lived through a tragedy. A social tragedy." <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:  2/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 54699<br />
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Original caption: .In Slavutych, Ukraine, teenage dancers wait backstage for their turn to perform during a city concert at the Kino-Concert Complex. The auditorium was full for the event organized by the Slavutych music school as a reprise of their successful concert in Kyiv...Slavutych is the new city built after the Chernobyl accident to house evacuated power plant workers and support personnel. The Chernobyl plant once funded many programs in the city. Now the city is struggling with decreased resources due to layoffs at the Chernobyl plant. Nevertheless, the community continues to put an emphasis on educational opportunities for their children. ..According to the mayor, Volodymyr Udovychenko, "the year the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's last energy-producing unit was prematurely shutdown, Slavutych lived through a tragedy. A social tragedy." .-------------------
Teenage dancers wait backstage for their turn to perform during a Slavutych city concert. Slavutych, Ukraine, is the new city built after the accident to house evacuated Chernobyl personnel. The Chernobyl plant once funded many programs in the city. Now the city struggles with decreased resources due to layoffs at the Chernobyl plant. ..According to mayor Volodymyr Udovychenko, "the year the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's last energy-producing unit was prematurely shutdown, Slavutych...
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