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A wall of dials in the Chernobyl First Block control room once marked the depth of each control rod in the reactor core. Just down the hall is the burnt-out Fourth Block control room, where a combination of design flaws and human error triggered the accident during a late-night safety test. Most estimates say ninety-five percent of the radioactive materials remained on the grounds of the power plant or spread to the adjacent forest. Both were decontaminated, using the labor of about 850,000 liquidators from across the Soviet Union..-------------------.This photograph is part of Michael Forster Rothbart's After Chernobyl documentary photography project..© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2010..www.afterchernobyl.com.www.mfrphoto.com o 607-267-4893 o 347-722-0479.20 Gardner Place, #59, Oneonta, NY 13820.86 Three Mile Pond Rd, Vassalboro, ME 04989.info@mfrphoto.com.Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart.Date:  1/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 51336
A wall of dials in the Chernobyl First Block control room once marked the depth of each control rod in the reactor core. Just down the hall is the burnt-out Fourth Block control room, where a combination of design flaws and human error triggered the accident during a late-night safety test. Most estimates say ninety-five percent of the radioactive materials remained on the grounds of the power plant or spread to the adjacent forest. Both were decontaminated, using the labor of about 850,000...
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