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Fisherman Yolya (Leonid) Skripkobski fishes for plotva (roach, a type of carp) from the icy Metro bridge over the Dnepr river in Kyiv, Ukraine, during winter. Some people in Kyiv refuse to eat river fish because the city is just 60 miles downstream from the Chernobyl nuclear plant, and contaminated material that was buried after the 1986 accident continues to leach radionuclides into the groundwater. Skripkobski uses a red worm called matil for bait.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date: 2/2007    File#:  Canon 20D digital camera frame 8867
Fisherman Yolya (Leonid) Skripkobski fishes for plotva (roach, a type of carp) from the icy Metro bridge over the Dnepr river in Kyiv, Ukraine, during winter. Some people in Kyiv refuse to eat river fish because the city is just 60 miles downstream from the Chernobyl nuclear plant, and contaminated material that was buried after the 1986 accident continues to leach radionuclides into the groundwater. Skripkobski uses a red worm called matil for bait.

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