Investigating Chernobyl site. Men in protective clothing assessing the condition of a building in the active zone at Chernobyl. The Chernobyl disaster of 23 April 1986 occurred when one of the nuclear reactors at the power station went into meltdown, causing an explosion. A large sarcophagus structure was built to contain the reactor and the radioactive materials, but within the restricted area the radiation is still lethal to humans, requiring protective clothing and monitoring of exposure times. Photographed in 2000.
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