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Nadya Shevchenko makes lunch with her granddaughter Anya at home in Slavutych. For many years, Nadya’s three granddaughters lived two blocks away and spent afternoons with her after school.<br />
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"After the explosion, we left for Donbass," she recalls. "There was lots of chemical factories, chemical emissions in the air! And we decided that our native radiation is better. We came back to live and work here." <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 />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  7/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 70256
Nadya Shevchenko makes lunch with her granddaughter Anya at home in Slavutych. For many years, Nadya’s three granddaughters lived two blocks away and spent afternoons with her after school.

"After the explosion, we left for Donbass," she recalls. "There was lots of chemical factories, chemical emissions in the air! And we decided that our native radiation is better. We came back to live and work here."
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