1986 - Chernobyl’s disaster

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  • USSR : Satellite image - Chernobyl nuclear plant
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    USSR : Satellite image - Chernobyl nuclear plant
    04/29/1986
    AERO/SIPA
    A April 1986 satellite image of the Soviet nuclear plant in Chernobyl, 80 kms north of Kiev in the Ukraine near the border with Belarus. On April 26, 1986, nuclear reactor numero 4 blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Eight tons of radioactive material escaped into the atmosphere, more than that created by the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. USSR - 29/04//1986

  • USSR : Satellite image - Chernobyl nuclear plant
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    USSR : Satellite image - Chernobyl nuclear plant
    04/29/1986
    AERO/SIPA
    A April 1986 satellite image of the Soviet nuclear plant in Chernobyl, 80 kms north of Kiev in the Ukraine near the border with Belarus. On April 26, 1986, nuclear reactor numero 4 blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Eight tons of radioactive material escaped into the atmosphere, more than that created by the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. USSR - 29/04/1986

  • Chernobyl accident April 25-26,1986. Tchernobyl nuclear power station
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    Chernobyl accident April 25-26,1986. Tchernobyl nuclear power station
    04/26/1986
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Tchernobyl accident April 1986 - Nuclear power station at Pripyat in the soviet union was the worst in the history of nuclear power generation the accident caused the quick deaths of more than 30 peaople & 200 more contracted serious radiation sickness. Eight tones of radioactive materail escaped into the atmosphere

  • CHERNOBYL DISASTER
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    CHERNOBYL DISASTER
    04/26/1986
    STR/AP/AP/SIPA
    An aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, is seen in April 1986, made two to three days after the explosion in Chernobyl, Ukraine. In front of the chimney is the destroyed 4th reactor. (AP Photo)/01/0604061648

  • CHERNOBYL DISASTER
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    CHERNOBYL DISASTER
    04/26/1986
    STR/AP/AP/SIPA
    An aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, is seen in April 1986, made two to three days after the explosion in Chernobyl, Ukraine. In front of the chimney is the destroyed 4th reactor. (AP Photo)/02/0604061648

  • CHERNOBYL DISASTER
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    CHERNOBYL DISASTER
    04/26/1986
    VOLODYMYR REPIK/AP/AP/SIPA
    This 1986 aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine shows damage from an explosion and fire in reactor four on April 26, 1986 that sent large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster spewed radiation over much of northern Europe and claimed thousands of lives. (AP Photo/Volodymyr Repik)/03/0604061648

  • CHERNOBYL VICTIMS OR SURVIVORS
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    CHERNOBYL VICTIMS OR SURVIVORS
    04/26/1986
    STR/AP/SIPA
    ** ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 16 ** FILE ** This is an aerial photo of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant taken two or three days after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion which spread clouds of radioactive dust across the western part of the Soviet Union and Europe. Ukraine will mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl's nuclear disaster on Monday, April 26, 2006. (AP Photo/Volodymir Repik)/CHERNOBYL_VICTIMS_OR_SURVIVORS_NY350//0604140154

  • UKRAINE CHERNOBYL ANNIVERSARY
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    UKRAINE CHERNOBYL ANNIVERSARY
    04/28/1986
    VOLODYMIR REPIK/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** This aerial photo of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant taken two or three days after the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion and fire. Ukraine will mark the 21th anniversary of the Chernobyl's nuclear disaster on Monday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Volodymir Repik)/UKRAINE_CHERNOBYL_ANNIVERSARY_XEL101/0704251721

  • CHERNOBYL
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    CHERNOBYL
    04/28/1986
    FOTOBANK / Rex Features/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo By FOTOBANK / Rex Features
    An aerial view of the Chernobyl nucler power plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, is seen in April 1986, made two to three days after the explosion in Chernobyl, Ukraine. In front of the chimney is the destroyed 4th reactor.

    NUCLEAR POWER STATION RADIATION FALLOUT RADIOACTIVITY AERIAL VIEW
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  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Helicopters throw boric acid on destroyed reactor
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Helicopters throw boric acid on destroyed reactor
    05/01/1986
    SHONE NESIC V./SIPA
    A video grab of helicopter dropping boric acid on reactor N.4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in May 1986 during the week following the accident. Radioactive debris was collected inside the remains of the reactor which was then covered with bags of sand, lead and boric acid and a large sarcophagus was erected to seal off the reactor and its contents. On April 26, 1986 reactor N. 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic took fire, creating the worst...

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Helicopters throw boric acid on destroyed reactor
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Helicopters throw boric acid on destroyed reactor
    05/01/1986
    SHONE NESIC V./SIPA
    A video grab of fire engines arriving at reactor N. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in May 1986 during the week following the accident. On April 26, 1986, reactor N. 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Chernobyl, USSR - 05/1986

  • URSS : La centrale nucleaire de Tchernobyl
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    URSS : La centrale nucleaire de Tchernobyl
    01/01/1980
    SHONE NESIC V./SIPA
    Le centre de controle de la centrale nucleaire de Tchernobyl. URSS - Annees 80.

  • PARIS/FRANCE :  Radioactivity checks
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    PARIS/FRANCE : Radioactivity checks
    05/01/1986
    ALIX PASCAL/SIPA
    Radioactivity checks being carried out in Paris, France in May 1986 in May 1986 nearly a month after the nuclear plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, blew up during a test of its emergency system on April 26, 1986 creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Eight tons of radioactive material escaped into the atmosphere and spread as far west as France and Italy. Paris, FRANCE - 05/1986

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : The Chernobyl nuclear plant
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : The Chernobyl nuclear plant
    05/01/1986
    SHONE NESIC V./SIPA
    A May 1986 photo of the nuclear plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic where on April 26, 1986 reactor N. 4 blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Chernobyl, USSR - 05/1986

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Helicopters throw boric acid on destroyed reactor
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Helicopters throw boric acid on destroyed reactor
    05/01/1986
    SHONE NESIC V./SIPA
    A video grab of helicopter dropping boric acid on reactor N. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in May 1986 during the week following the accident. Radioactive debris was collected inside the remains of the reactor which was then covered with bags of sand, lead and boric acid and a large sarcophagus was erected to seal off the reactor and its contents. On April 26, 1986 reactor N. 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic took fire, creating the worst...

  • PARIS/FRANCE : Press conference of Chernobyl accident
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    PARIS/FRANCE : Press conference of Chernobyl accident
    05/13/1986
    CHESNOT/SIPA
    Alain Madelin, French minister of Industry holds a press conference in Paris in May 1986 on the Chernobyl disaster. On April 26, 1986, the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history where eight tons of radioactive material escaped into the atmosphere and spread as far as France and Italy. Paris, FRANCE - 13/05/1986

  • MOSCOW/USSR : Gorbachev speaks on Chernobyl disaster
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    MOSCOW/USSR : Gorbachev speaks on Chernobyl disaster
    05/14/1986
    SHONE NESIC V./SIPA
    On May 14, 1986, eighteen days after the Soviet nuclear plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, blew up during a test of its emergency system on April 26, 1986 creating the worst nuclear accident in history, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev breaks the silence by making his first televised statement about the catastrophe. Moscow, USSR - 14/05/1986

  • FRA/DETECTION DE RADIOACTIVITE A MAMMOUTH
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    FRA/DETECTION DE RADIOACTIVITE A MAMMOUTH
    05/20/1986
    ALFRED/SIPA
    Detection de radioactivite a l'hypermarche Mammouth. France - 20/05/1986

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Cleaning up of nuclear plant
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Cleaning up of nuclear plant
    07/01/1986
    SHONE NESIC V./SIPA
    Cleaning up of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic in July 1986 nearly two months after a reastor blew up during a test of its emergency system on April 26, 1986 creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Eight tons of radioactive material escaped into the atmosphere and spread as far west as France and Italy. Chernobyl, USSR - 22/07/1986

  • UKRAINE CHERNOBYL WIDOWS
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    UKRAINE CHERNOBYL WIDOWS
    01/01/1976
    AP/SIPA
    Volodymyr Shashenok with his son Ruslan are in Pripyat, Ukraine in this 1976 picture, provided by his wife Lyudmila. As the country slept on April 26, 1986, the fourth reactor at the Chernobyl plant exploded during a test in what became the world's worst-ever nuclear accident. Volodymyr Shashenko, an engineer at the station, became the second victim of Chernobyl and died just five hours after the accident. The entire 47,000-town of Pripyat was evacuated, and today it remains empty. (AP...

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    09/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in September, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    09/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Carrying out a dosimetric control at the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: carrying out a dosimetric control at the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in September, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    09/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in September, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    09/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in September, 1986

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    09/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in September, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    09/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: construction of a protecting fence around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in September, 1986

  • LAPLAND : Reindeer, victims of Chernobyl disaster
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    LAPLAND : Reindeer, victims of Chernobyl disaster
    09/22/1986
    RASMUSSEN SOREN/SIPA
    Slaughter of reindeer that takes place every September. Following the massive radiation leaks from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic on April 26, 1986 when a reactor blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history, Lapland became one of the hardest hit regions of the world and recent tests show high radiation levels in reindeer troops. LAPLAND - 09/1986

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    10/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The village of Green Cape, constructed for those liquidating the Chernobyl catastrophe. In the photo: the village of Green Cape, constructed for those liquidating the Chernobyl catastrophe The photo was made in October, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    10/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. At the first reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: at the first reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in October, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    10/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Expert of the Group of Operative Control of Radiation Security of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Mr. Drozdov performs control of a radiation level after disactivating works. In the photo: expert of the Group of Operative Control of Radiation Security of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant Mr. Drozdov performs control of a radiation level after disactivating works The photo was made in October 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    10/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. At the first reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: at the first reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in October, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    10/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Chief of shift at the first reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Mr. Sheyhets. In the photo: chief of shift at the first reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Mr. Sheyhets The photo was made in October, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    10/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Experts of a control pane at the first reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: experts of a control pane at the first reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in October, 1986

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    10/01/1986
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the photo: the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant The photo was made in October, 1986

  • SITE OF CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER
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    SITE OF CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER
    01/01/1987
    TRIPPETT/SIPA
    A 1987 image of the Soviet nuclear plant in Chernobyl, 80 kms north of Kiev in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic near the border with Belarus. On April 26, 1986, nuclear reactor N. 4 blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Eight tons of radioactive material escaped into the atmosphere, more than that created by the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. Chernobyl, USSR - 1987

  • CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION DISASTER
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    CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION DISASTER
    01/01/1987
    FOTOBANK / Rex Features/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Fotobank Picture Library Ltd / Rex Features
    THE DERELICT PLANT - RUSSIA
    CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION DISASTER

    NUCLEAR AFTERMATH
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  • CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION DISASTER
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    CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION DISASTER
    01/01/1987
    FOTOBANK / Rex Features/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Fotobank Picture Library Ltd / Rex Features
    MASKED MAN INSIDE THE PLANT
    CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION DISASTER

    AFTERMATH NUCLEAR RADIATION PROTECTIVE
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  • CHERNOBYL MEMORIES
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    CHERNOBYL MEMORIES
    01/01/1987
    AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** This undated photo shows photographer Efrem Lukatsky, wearing protective clothes to reduce the radiation impact, in front of the sarcophagus that covers destroyed reactor No.4 in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine. (AP Photo)/CHERNOBYL_MEMORIES_XAZ104/0604230033

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    01/13/1987
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Director General of the IAEA Hans Blix toured the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after the catastrophe. In the photo: Director General of the IAEA Hans Blix (third on the right) toured the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after the catastrophe The photo was made on January 13, 1987

  • UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
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    UKRAIN : Chernobyl disaster aftermath
    01/16/1987
    ZUFAROV/REPIK/UKRINFORM/SIPA
    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Fireman, who survived Chernobyl's cleanup Leonid Teliatnikov (on the right) at a meeting with Ukrainian firemen. In the photo: Leonid Teliatnikov (on the right, first row) at a meeting with Ukrainian firemen The photo was made on January 16, 1987

  • WEST GERMANY : Row over contaminated  milk powder
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    WEST GERMANY : Row over contaminated milk powder
    02/06/1987
    WALPUSKY/SIPA
    3,000 tons of powdered milk which originated in Bavaria containing levels of radiation of up to 6000 becquerels, the maximum level for human consumption being 370 becquerels lie in freight yards in West German cities of Bremen and Cologne on February 1987. The contamination is the result of radiation caused by the explosion on April 26, 1986 of reactor N¡4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic creating the worst nuclear accident in history. WEST GERMANY -...

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    06/20/1987
    LASKI
    Six defendants (Plant officials and technicians) go on trial in a makeshift Chernobyl courtroom on June 20, 1987 for causing history's worst nuclear accident. The April 26, 1986, mishap, in which the No. 4 reactor at the Chernobyl power station exploded and burned out of control, killed 31 people, forced 135,000 to be evacuated and spewed poisonous radiation across Europe and much of the rest of the world. The reactor director and chief engineer could receive a ten year jail sentence while...

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Two and a half years after nuclear disaster
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Two and a half years after nuclear disaster
    10/01/1988
    LASKI/SIPA
    October 1988, two and a half years after the nuclear disaster, the entrance to the Chernobyl power plant. Atop the building the slogan reads "The Chernobyl Lenin Power Station" written in Ukranian. On April 26, 1986, reactor N. 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Chernobyl, USSR - 10/1988

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Two and a half years after nuclear disaster
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Two and a half years after nuclear disaster
    10/01/1988
    LASKI/SIPA
    Two and a half years after the world's worst nuclear disaster in Chernobyl in April 1986, Yvan and Yevodokia Rudnik have repossessed the small farm they had before accident. The melon harvest proved to be good. Yvan brought his cow back with him and Yevodkia has put back on the walls inside the house memories of a lifetime. On the outskirts of the stricken area, a small coop has started up work again. Here peasants harvest carrots. On April 26, 1986, reactor N. 4 of the nuclear power plant...

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Two and a half years after nuclear disaster
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Two and a half years after nuclear disaster
    10/01/1988
    LASKI/SIPA
    A poster reminds those still there to constantly wash their hands in this nuclear polluted region in Chernobyl two and a half years after the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen. On April 26, 1986, reactor N. 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic blew up during a test of its emergency system, creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Chernobyl, USSR - 10/1988

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    Dr. Vitali Pavlenko with a young child from the vicinity of Chernobyl, recently operated for cancer at the Borovlany Cancer Institute in Minsk, the result of the nuclear reactor fire in Chernobyl in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic on April 26, 1986 which created the worst nuclear accident in history. Four years later the incidence of leukemia and thyroid cancer among children aged 0-6 is terrible. Minsk, USSR - 04/1990

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    An April 1990 photo of 8 month old Marina Siekatskaya from the Belarussian town of Mogilev near Chernobyl in the Children's center in Bobruisk, Belarus. Though born more than three years after the nuclear accident, she suffers from defects caused by her parent's exposure to unusually large doses of radiation. On the weekend of April 26-27, 1986 a fire in the Chernobyl nuclear plant near Kiev caused the world's worst nuclear disaster. Belarus, USSR - 04/1990

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    Roma Romaniouk, born 9 september 1989. Though born more than three years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, she suffers from defects caused by her parent's exposure to unusually large doses of radiation. On the weekend of April 26-27, 1986 a fire in the Chernobyl nuclear plant near Kiev caused the world's worst nuclear disaster. Bobruisk, Belarus, USSR - 04/1990

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    Radiation detectors are tucked under the collars of school children to monitor radiation in one of the towns near Chernobyl four years after the world's worst civilian nuclear disastor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Soviet city of Kiev, Ukraine on April 26, 1986. USSR - 04/1990

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    A six year old child from the vicinity of Chernobyl undergoing chemotherapy at the Borovlany Cancer Institute in Minsk, the result of the nuclear reactor fire in Chernobyl in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic on April 26, 1986 which created the worst nuclear accident in history. Four years later the incidence of leukemia and thyroid cancer among children aged 0-6 is terrible. Minsk, USSR - 04/1990

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    Four years after the world's worst civilian nuclear disastor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Soviet city of Kiev, Ukraine on April 26, 1986, Dr. Maya Ivanova Zloba, director of the Children's Home in Blon near Minsk looks at pictures of children born with birth defects due to radiation,who passed through the home. All are dead. Blon, USSR - 04/1990

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    Four years after the world's worst civilian nuclear disastor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Soviet city of Kiev, Ukraine on April 26, 1986, Dr. Maya Ivanova Zloba, director of the Children's Home in Blon near Minsk shows pictures of children born with birth defects due to radiation,who passed through the home. All are dead. Blon, USSR - 04/1990

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    A Soviet official at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April 1990 four years after Chernobyl's N. 4 nuclear reactor some 80 kilometers north of Kiev, Ukraine took fire on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986, resulting in the world's worst nuclear tragedy. Chernobyl, USSR - 04/1990

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Four years after the nuclear accident
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    April 1990, four years later - Chernobyl's N. 4 nuclear reactor in Pripyat, some 80 kilometers north of Kiev, Ukraine that took fire on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986, resulting in the world's worst nuclear tragedy. Pripyat, USSR - 04/1990

  • USSR : Chernobyl - Four years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl - Four years after
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    Anna Glukova was born with no eyes on August 23, 1989 in Mogilev, Belarus. Though born more than three years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, she suffers from defects caused by her parent's exposure to unusually large doseof radiation. On the weekend of April 26-27, 1986 a fire in the Chernobyl nuclear plant near Kiev caused the world's worst nuclear disaster. Belarus, USSR - 04/1990

  • USSR : Chernobyl - Four years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl - Four years after
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    Sipa Press photographer Wojtek Laski in the contaminated village of Naroditchi not far from Kiev with cillagers who disobeyed the official ban and returned to their homes. Naroditchi was greatly impacted by the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Soviet city of Kiev in Ukraine on the weekend of april 26-27, 1986. Ukraine, USSR - 04/1990

  • USSR : Chernobyl - Four years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl - Four years after
    04/01/1990
    LASKI/SIPA
    The Kolkoze "Put Lenin" (Lenin's Way) in the village of Nvavlenie near Krasn opol in Belarus wich will soon be evacuated, four years after the world's ci vilian nuclear disastor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Soviet city of Kiev in Ukraine on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986. 100 of the 300 workers still remain despite high levels of radiation. Belarus , USSR - 04/1990...

  • USSR : Chernobyl  - four years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl - four years after
    04/01/1990
    LASKI/SIPA
    Plants are grown in Chernobyl for experimental purposes. Fallout in the eart h has caused botannical mutations producing giant cucumbers and pine trees w ith needles sticking straight up four years after the world's worst civilian nuclear disastor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Soviet city of Kiev in Ukraine on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986. Chernoby l, USSR - 04/1990...

  • USSR : Chernobyl - Four years  after
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    USSR : Chernobyl - Four years after
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    The Blmon orphonage in Minsk, Belarus in April 1990, four years after the world's worst civilian nuclear disastor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Soviet city of Kiev, Ukraine on the weekend of April 26-27,1986. The orphanage is home to handicapped children ages 0-6 all suffering from illnesses caused by the Chernobyl disaster. Twisted or missing limbs, hydrocephalus and a high incidence of cancer are common among the children of Blon. Minsk, USSR - 04/1990

  • USSR : Chernobyl - four years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl - four years after
    04/01/1990
    LASKI
    The Kolkoze "Put Lenin" (Lenin's Way) in the village of Nvavlenie near Krasnopol in Belarus which will soon be evacuated, four years after the world's worst civilian nuclear disastor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Soviet city of Kiev in Ukraine on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986. 100 of the 300 workers still remains despite high levels of radiation. Belarus, USSR - 04/1990

  • USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Abandonned Pripyat town, near Chernobyl, five years after the nuclear reactor disaster there. Pripyat, Ukraine, USSR - 1991.

  • UKRAINE : Tchernobyl nuclear power station
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    UKRAINE : Tchernobyl nuclear power station
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Aerial view of the Tchernobyl nuclear power station five years after the worst in the history of nuclear power generation the accident caused the quick deaths of more than 30 people & 200 more contracted serious radiation sickness. Eight tones of radioactive materail escaped into the atmosphere. Tchernobyl, UKRAINE - 1991./0907201301

  • UKRAINE : Tchernobyl nuclear power station
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    UKRAINE : Tchernobyl nuclear power station
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Aerial view of the Tchernobyl nuclear power station five years after the worst in the history of nuclear power generation the accident caused the quick deaths of more than 30 people & 200 more contracted serious radiation sickness. Eight tones of radioactive materail escaped into the atmosphere. Tchernobyl, UKRAINE - 1991./0907201301

  • USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Five years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, radioactivity contamination continued. At the A.N. Severtsoff Institute of Ecology and Evolution in Moscow has been studying the effects of radiation on man, animal and vegetable. Pictured here, scientists study the effects of small doses of radiation on chromosome structures. Among those leading the research are Alexis Gostieff (beard showing herbal tea leaf) and his wife Yelena. Moscow, USSR - 1991

  • USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    The damaged Chernobyl plant five years after the nuclear disaster. Chernobyl, Ukraine, USSR - 1991.

  • USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Chernobyl five years after, a radiation control center where 12 people workin Pripyat, Ukraine, USSR - 1991.

  • USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Five years after part of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, the complicated process of decontamination continued. Chernobyl workers clothes are washed and decontaminated. Chernobyl, Ukraine, USSR - 1991.

  • USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Five years after part of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, the grim consequences continued to be felt. Raziegeye, Ukraine, USSR - 1991.

  • USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
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    USSR : Chernobyl 5 years after
    01/01/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Taking stock of radioactive fallout from Chernobyl five years after part ofthe nuclear reactor there exploded. Here, residents of Opacici receive Japanese food aid. Opacici, USSR - 1991.

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Electrical fire at nuclear plant
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Electrical fire at nuclear plant
    10/13/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Bust of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. On October 11, 1991 liquid hydrogen was ignited by an electrical fire at the plant triggering an explosion and raging fire. It was the worst accident at the plant since the nuclear meltdown on April 26, 1986 that sent clouds of radioactivity over Europe. Chernobyl, USSR - 13/10/1991

  • CHERNOBYL/USSR : Electrical fire at nuclear plant
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    CHERNOBYL/USSR : Electrical fire at nuclear plant
    10/13/1991
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    Damage caused by the electrical fire and liquid hydrogen explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on October 11, 1991. It was the worst accident at the plant since the nuclear meltdown in April 1986 that sent clouds of radioactivity over Europe. Chernobyl, USSR - 13/10/1991

  • CEI: TCHERNOBYL: HUIT ANS APRES...
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    CEI: TCHERNOBYL: HUIT ANS APRES...
    04/01/1994
    BUKOWSKI/CONTI PRESS/SIPA
    CEI: TCHERNOBYL: HUIT ANS APRES... - 04/1994

  • CHERNOBYL A WORKER REMEMBERS
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    CHERNOBYL A WORKER REMEMBERS
    11/08/1994
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** The Chernobyl nuclear power plant overlooks the town of Prypyat built to house the plant's workforce, in Ukraine in this Nov. 8, 1994 file photo. Under the chimney is the sarcophagus over the No. 4 destroyed reactor. All residents were evacuated within hours after the 1986 explosion, turning Prypyat into the ghost town. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) /CHERNOBYL_A_WORKER_REMEMBERS_XEL105//0604252134

  • CEI: EXCLUSIF: LES MUTANTS DE TCHERNOBYL
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    CEI: EXCLUSIF: LES MUTANTS DE TCHERNOBYL
    04/01/1995
    EAST NEWS/SIPA
    CEI: EXCLUSIF: LES MUTANTS DE TCHERNOBYL. - 04/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Nine years after the world's greatest nuclear tragedy when reactor N¡4 at the then Soviet nuclear site of Chernobyl, 80 kms north of Kiev, Ukraine took fire on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986, American scientists gather mice within the 10km Chernobyl zone to study radiation. Chernobyl, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    A deserted school in one of the many abandoned villages in the 20 mile evacuated 'dead zone' in Chernobyl in November 1995, nine years after the world's greatest nuclear tragedy occured when one of the nuclear reactors at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl, some 80 kilometers north of Kiev in the Ukraine took fire on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986. Chernobyl, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Workers in the hallway of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant N¡3 , 80 kilometers north of Kiev, Ukraine in November 1995, nine years after the world's greatest nuclear tragedy occured when one of the nuclear reactors at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl took fire on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986. Chernobyl , UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    A nursery school in one of the many abandoned villages in the 20 mile evacuated 'dead zone' in Chernobyl in November 1995, nine years after the world's greatest nuclear tragedy occured when one of the nuclear reactors at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl, some 80 kilometers north of Kiev in the Ukraine took fire on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986. Chernobyl, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Nine years later, Pripyat, Ukraine, (2kms from Chernobyl) once the area's largest city and home to 50 000 people before the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is now a ghost town of apartment high-rises still sporting Communist Party slogans and Soviet-era symbols, overgrown bushes, an abandoned playground with a motionless ferris wheel and broken toy cars. Pripyat, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Nine years later, Pripyat, Ukraine, (2kms from Chernobyl) once the area's largest city and home to 50 000 people before the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is now a ghost town of apartment high-rises still sporting Communist Party slogans and Soviet-era symbols, overgrown bushes, an abandoned playground with a motionless ferris wheel and broken toy cars. Pripyat, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Nine years later, Pripyat, Ukraine, (2kms from Chernobyl) once the area's largest city and home to 50 000 people before the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is now a ghost town of apartment high-rises still sporting Communist Party slogans and Soviet-era symbols, overgrown bushes, an abandoned playground with a motionless ferris wheel and broken toy cars. Pripyat, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Nine years after the world's worst nuclear disaster when reactor num. 4 at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl, some 80 kilometers north of Kiev, Ukraine took fire on April 1986, 'resettlers' queue up to buy bread and milk in the Chernobyl 'dead zone', a radioactive area centered on Chernobyl and Pripyat of about 1000 sq. miles. Several hundred of the older generation have returned to their homes inspite of the radioactivity. Chernobyl, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Nine year later, the entrance to the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, (2kms from Chernobyl) once the area's largest city and home to 50 000 people before the April 1986 nuclear explosion resulting in the world's greatest nuclear tragedy when one of the nuclear reactors at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl, some 80 kilometers north of Kiev in the Ukraine took fire. Chernobyl, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Nine years later, Pripyat, Ukraine, (2kms from Chernobyl) once the area's largest city and home to 50 000 people before the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is now a ghost town of apartment high-rises still sporting Communist Party slogans and Soviet-era symbols, overgrown bushes, an abandoned playground with a motionless ferris wheel and broken toy cars. Pripyat, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    "Chernobyl" workers living in Slavutich town (built outside the Chernobyl dead zone especially for workers) 35 kms east of Chernobyl on train to work site in Chernobyl in November 1995, nine years after the April 1986 nuclear explosion that resulted in the world's greatest nuclear tragedy when one of the nuclear reactors at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl, some 80 kilometers north of Kiev in the Ukraine took fire. Two of Chernobyl's four reactors remain in use. Slavutich, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    "Chernobyl" workers living in Slavutich town (built outside the Chernobyl dead zone especially for workers) 35 kms east of Chernobyl in November 1995, nine years after the April 1986 nuclear explosion that resulted in the world's greatest nuclear tragedy when one of the nuclear reactors at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl, some 80 kilometers north of Kiev in the Ukraine took fire. Two of Chernobyl's four reactors remain in use. Slavutich, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    11/01/1995
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Two engineers of the 3rd reactor at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant checks devices on the control panel , 80 kilometers north of Kiev, Ukraine in November 1995, nine years after the world's greatest nuclear tragedy occured when one of the nuclear reactors at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl took fire on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986. Chernobyl, UKRAINE - 11/1995

  • UKRAINE CHERNOBYL MEMORIES
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    UKRAINE CHERNOBYL MEMORIES
    03/11/1996
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** Ukrainian biology professor Vyacheslav Konovalov displays a stuffed foal horse mutant in his laboratory in Zhytomyr, 120 km (75 miles) west of Kiev, Ukraine, in this, March 11, 1996, file photo. Konovalov had studied biological mutations since the 1986 explosion in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file) /UKRAINE_CHERNOBYL_MEMORIES_XEL106//0604231616

  • UKRAINE CHERNOBYL MEMORIES
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    UKRAINE CHERNOBYL MEMORIES
    03/19/1996
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** Ivan Kalenda turns away to wipe his tears as he visits his three-year-old grandson Vitya, right, in the children's cancer ward at a hospital in Gomel, 300 km (186 miles) south-west of Minsk, Belarus, in this March 19, 1996, file photo. The deadly explosion in reactor No.4 in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986, sent radioactive clouds through Ukraine, Belarus and most of Europe, causing the world's worst nuclear accident. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky,...

  • CHERNOBYL A WORKER REMEMBERS
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    CHERNOBYL A WORKER REMEMBERS
    03/20/1996
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** Engineers test a reactor's control panel at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant control room in Chernobyl, Ukraine, March 20, 1996. On April 26, 1986, chaos prevailed throughout the plant, as one of Chernobyl's four reactors blew up in the world's worst nuclear disaster. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) /CHERNOBYL_A_WORKER_REMEMBERS_XEL101//0604252133

  • UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
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    UKRAINE : Chernobyl, 9 years after
    03/26/1996
    BRADNER/SIPA
    Almost ten years after the world's worst nuclear disaster, a child suffering from the effects of radiation at a Ukrainian Children's center draws his impressions of the world's worst nuclear tragedy when reactor N¡4 at the then Soviet site of Chernobyl took fire on the weekend of April 26-27, 1986. UKRAINE - 03/1996

  • CHERNOBYL VICTIMS OR SURVIVORS
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    CHERNOBYL VICTIMS OR SURVIVORS
    04/16/1998
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY APRIL 16 ** FILE ** This is an aerial photo of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant with the Pripyat Riverin the background taken in 1998, 12 years after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion spewed radioactive clouds over the western part of the Soviet Union and much of Europe. Ukraine will mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl's nuclear disaster on Monday, April 26, 2006. (AP Photo/ (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)/CHERNOBYL_VICTIMS_OR_SURVIVORS_NY343//0604140150

  • UKRAINE CHERNOBYL
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    UKRAINE CHERNOBYL
    07/23/1998
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** A chimney towers over the sarcophagus that covers destroyed Reactor No. 4 in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in this July 23, 1998, file photo. Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, exploded on April 26, 1986, sending a cloud of radiation over much of Europe. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)/UKRAINE_CHERNOBYL__XEL103//0604251230

  • UKRAINE NOBEL PEACE AL GORE
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    UKRAINE NOBEL PEACE AL GORE
    07/23/1998
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** U.S. Vice President Al Gore is seen in this file photo of July 23, 1998, looking at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and its sarcophagus from an opened helicopter hatch during his visit to Chernobyl, Ukraine, with the purpose of discussing the problem on the plants' closure with the Ukrainian authorities. Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, for their efforts to build up and disseminate knowledge about...

  • UKRAINE CHERNOBYL MEMORIES
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    UKRAINE CHERNOBYL MEMORIES
    07/23/1998
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** A chimney towers over the area of destroyed Reactor No.4 in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in this July 23, 1998 file photo. The deadly explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986, sent radioactive clouds through Ukraine, Belarus and most of Europe, causing the world's worst nuclear accident. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukstaky)/UKRAINE_CHERNOBYL_MEMORIES_XEL101//0604231620

  • UKRAINE CHERNOBYL
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    UKRAINE CHERNOBYL
    07/23/1998
    EFREM LUKATSKY/AP/SIPA
    ** FILE ** A chimney towers over the sarcophagus that covers destroyed Reactor No.4 in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in this July 23, 1998, file photo. Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, exploded on April 26, 1986, sending a cloud of radiation over much of Europe. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)/UKRAINE_CHERNOBYL__XEL104//0604251230

  • AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE
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    AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE
    11/10/2000
    Julian Simmonds / Rex F/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Julian Simmonds / Rex Features
    Broken toys lie at a school in the Town of Pripyat, 2km from the Nuclear Power Station. The area was evacuated immediately after the accident and remains uninhabited. Reactor Number 4 at Chernobyl suffered a catastrophic accident during a test shutdown on April 25 - 26 1986, causing massive contamination - NOV 2000
    AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE


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  • AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE
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    AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE
    11/10/2000
    Julian Simmonds / Rex F/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Julian Simmonds / Rex Features
    Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station showing the sarcophagus covering Reactor Number 4. Reactor Number 4 at Chernobyl suffered a catastrophic accident during a test shutdown on April 25 - 26 1986, causing massive contamination - NOV 2000
    AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE


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  • AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE
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    AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE
    11/10/2000
    Julian Simmonds / Rex F/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Julian Simmonds / Rex Features
    Inside the Control Room of Reactor Number 4. Reactor Number 4 at Chernobyl suffered a catastrophic accident during a test shutdown on April 25 - 26 1986, causing massive contamination - NOV 2000
    AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE


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  • AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE
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    AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE
    11/10/2000
    Julian Simmonds / Rex F/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Julian Simmonds / Rex Features
    Posters warning of the dangers of a Nuclear Accident, on the wall of a school in the town of Pripyat, 2km from the Nuclear Power Station. The area was evacuated immediately after the accident and remains uninhabited. Reactor Number 4 at Chernobyl suffered a catastrophic accident during a test shutdown on April 25 - 26 1986, causing massive contamination - NOV 2000
    AFTERMATH OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, UKRAINE...