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On April 26,1986, an explosion at Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power … Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone are over 800 unmarked dumpsites for radioactive equipment. Over 3,800 employees still work at the Chernobyl plant. The photos on this blog come from a variety of sources. He is adamant that his uncompleted mission in Chornobyl can avoid the 25th anniversary machinations and produce content that is of importance.

I have been to Chornobyl in 2007 and was overwhelmed by it. Andrij, a child in a Lviv Hospital 2007 which treats children suffering from genetic and radiation defects. A child with necrosis of her skin in a Lviv Hospital 2007 which treats children suffering from genetic and radiation defects. A child in an operating theatre in a Lviv Hospital 2007 which treats children suffering from genetic and radiation defects. After the accident, nearby towns and villages were evacuated and later abandoned.
They are simply people living their lives, with their own joys and sorrows, hopes and fears. To most Ukrainians the exclusion zone is a frightening place, a dark spot on the map where few dare to venture.

Struggle: Almost 30 years on from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, life continues at the power plant despite a 25-mile exclusion zone.

Suffering: Some workers live inside the irradiated zone for up to 14 days at a time, while others commute in from towns just outside the quarantined area. Morbid curiosity: While hundreds of thousands were forced to flee after the plant went into meltdown, the tragedy has attracted some people to the area. They inhabit towns such as Slavutich, Ukraine, located just over 40 miles away from Chernobyl, which was built to house 25,000 former exclusion zone residents. Tragic: Vasily Olessandrovich (left) displays a tattoo of his wife he got after she died of cancer, aged 48. Unknown: A couple are seen on the streets of Ivankiv, a heavily irradiated town on the edge of the exclusion zone.

Despite living outside the exclusion zone, these workers are still exposed to radiation levels 30 to 40 times higher than the typical background radiation. Cancer rates are high, and alcoholism is rife.

Cleaning up: Some workers at Chernobyl live inside the exclusion zone for up to 14 days at a time.

Vasily Olessandrovich got a tattoo of his wife, Natasha, after she died of cancer on her 46th birthday. I drink a lot now. Grown accustomed to the fear of radiation, Chernobylites today have new fears. Forgotten: For most Ukrainians the area around Chernobyl is a black spot on the map. Daily commute: Despite being exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation on a daily basis, life continues in the areas around Chernobyl. Different way of life: Not all of those who stayed work at the power plant. As with so many things at Chernobyl, nobody quite knows how long it will be until the area is safe, however because of a particularly long-lived radioactive element that was used here, some scientists estimate that it could be 20,000 years before the area becomes habitable again. Until then life continues in this remote and lonely spot, struggling along as best it can amid the ruins of the worst nuclear disaster in history. A new life: While some people decided to stay around Chernobyl, others were forced to leave.

Escape: More refugees who fled Chernobyl after the power plant exploded settled in Borodyanka, 60 miles away. A reception for the artists will be held Thursday, Nov. The reception is free and open to the public. This quadrennial event features 60 works of art exploring a wide range of styles, media and content. Gallery hours are 11 a. m. Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. Caption:. Many vehicles used for evacuation and decontamination were too radioactive to keep using after the Chernobyl accident. Other machinery was simply abandoned.
Vehicles used for evacuation and decontamination became too radioactive to keep.