Ukraine - Belarus 2006 Chernobyl

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Belarus. Province of Gomel. Bolchevik. A mentally handicapped boy, 15 years old, stands behind a window at home. He suffers physical problems due to the Chernobyl disaster. The village of Bolchevik was heavily affected by the fallout of the catastrophe which took place on April 1986 at 1.23 am in the Chernobyl atomic power station. The accident in the nuclear power plant has environmental effects which affect territories and health of the people. The town of Gomel is still contaminated by radioactive materials, like caesium 137. © 2006 Didier Ruef