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Belarus. Province of Gomel. Gomel. A woman walks in a soviet style hotel hallway. House plants used as decoration. The town of Gomel 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