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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Chernobyl's exclusion zone 30 years on


Decayed dolls in Pripyat's school no 2Image copyrightJerzy Wierzbicki
Thirty years after its fourth reactor exploded on 26 April 1986, an exclusion zone is still in place around the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine.
Photographer Jerzy Wierzbicki visited the zone, accompanied by two guides - former employees of the nuclear plant.
A fire raged at the plant for 10 days after the reactor meltdown, sending huge amounts of radioactive material into the surrounding environment and over large parts of Europe, particularly Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Continue ...
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