"In Chernobyl, no one knew how serious it was. We wore no special clothes. I am 55 years old and no one needs me. I can still hold a spoon but I need help to go the bathroom and I have to wear diapers."
-- Leonid Budkovskiy, Chernobyl liquidator
Budkovskiy, a mailman from Ivankiv, Ukraine, delivered top-secret mail to the military HQ in Chernobyl town. He continued for four years out of a sense of duty. His legs slowly stopped working, and by 1996 he was...more »