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Chernobyl personnel check their contamination levels at the Semikhody radiation checkpoint where they enter and exit the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Every day, 3,800 workers commute by train into the Exclusion Zone to work at the Chernobyl plant. As long as nuclear fuel remains on site their jobs will continue -- so they have very little incentive to complete their work. <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 58058 <br />
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Original caption: .The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP or ChAES) is the site of the world's worst nuclear accident. On the night of April 26, 1986, the Fourth Block reactor exploded during a safety test, sending radioactive particles into the atmosphere and eventually around the world. The population within 30 kilometers was permanently evacuated, including residents of Pripyat and many villages...Although ChAES stopped generating electricity in December 2000, today 3,800 employees continue to work at the plant, commuting from the new city of Slavutych (population 24,300), which was built after the accident to replace Pripyat. Workers must pass through a radiation checkpoint each day before they board the train home..-------------------.
Chernobyl personnel check their contamination levels at the Semikhody radiation checkpoint where they enter and exit the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Every day, 3,800 workers commute by train into the Exclusion Zone to work at the Chernobyl plant. As long as nuclear fuel remains on site their jobs will continue -- so they have very little incentive to complete their work.
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