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Chernobyl Disaster

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
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Suffering from thyroid cancer, Oleg Shapiro, 54, and Dima Bogdanovich, 13, receive care at a thyroid hospital in Minsk, where surgery is performed daily. As a liquidator, Oleg was exposed to extreme levels of radiation. This was his third thyroid operation. [Minsk, Belarus, 2005]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Gallery Image 9 / 12 Kharytina Desha, 92, is one of the few elderly people who have returned to their village homes inside the Exclusion Zone. Although surrounded by devastation and isolation, she prefers to die on her own soil. [Teremtsy, Ukraine, 2011]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Gallery Image 10 / 12 A radiation sign along the road near Pripyat warns of the menace. The tranquility of the sight on an evening of heavy snowfall belies the lingering danger looming in the peaceful winter landscape. [Near Pripyat, Ukraine 2011]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Gallery Image 11 / 12 The evacuated city of Pripyat, once brimming with life, is now a chilling ghost town. For an exiled resident, the stillness of a city boulevard stirs memories of her former life. In her hand is an old photo of the same street years earlier. [Pripyat, Ukraine 2005]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Gallery Image 12 / 12 Photographer Gerd Ludwig is suited up with protective clothing for a 15-minute entry into the highly contaminated Reactor #4 – the maximum he and the shift workers are allowed to spend inside for a single day. [Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine 2005]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Advertisement Gallery Image 1 / 12 On April 26, 1986, operators in this control room of reactor #4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant committed a fatal series of errors during a safety test, triggering a reactor meltdown that resulted in the world's largest nuclear accident to date. [Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine 2011]Gerd Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl Today, Chernobyl Disaster, Chernobyl 1986, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Nuclear Energy, Geo Magazine, Portrait
30 Years After Chernobyl's Meltdown, Gripping Photos Expose the Human Fallout
Suffering from thyroid cancer, Oleg Shapiro, 54, and Dima Bogdanovich, 13, receive care at a thyroid hospital in Minsk, where surgery is performed daily. As a liquidator, Oleg was exposed to extreme levels of radiation. This was his third thyroid operation. [Minsk, Belarus, 2005]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Gallery Image 9 / 12 Kharytina Desha, 92, is one of the few elderly people who have returned to their village homes inside the Exclusion Zone. Although surrounded by devastation and isolation, she prefers to die on her own soil. [Teremtsy, Ukraine, 2011]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Gallery Image 10 / 12 A radiation sign along the road near Pripyat warns of the menace. The tranquility of the sight on an evening of heavy snowfall belies the lingering danger looming in the peaceful winter landscape. [Near Pripyat, Ukraine 2011]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Gallery Image 11 / 12 The evacuated city of Pripyat, once brimming with life, is now a chilling ghost town. For an exiled resident, the stillness of a city boulevard stirs memories of her former life. In her hand is an old photo of the same street years earlier. [Pripyat, Ukraine 2005]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Gallery Image 12 / 12 Photographer Gerd Ludwig is suited up with protective clothing for a 15-minute entry into the highly contaminated Reactor #4 – the maximum he and the shift workers are allowed to spend inside for a single day. [Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine 2005]Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE Advertisement Gallery Image 1 / 12 On April 26, 1986, operators in this control room of reactor #4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant committed a fatal series of errors during a safety test, triggering a reactor meltdown that resulted in the world's largest nuclear accident to date. [Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine 2011]Gerd