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Ukraine. Province of Kiev. Chernobyl. Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety. Radiochemical laboratory. A female worker, wearing a white plastic glove, measures the radioactivity of the water from the sarcophage from Chernobyl atomic power station. She protects herself behind a stone wall. The town of Chernobyl is inside the 30 km exclusion zone. The reactor No 4 of the nuclear power plant has been encased in walls of concrete and steels six metres thick and is now called the sarcophagus. The sarcophagus is a shelter for radioactive waste. Contaminated area by radiations. © 2006 Didier Ruef