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884.01 Scientific > War: Atomic explosions: New Mexico, at the Alamogordo Test Range, first ever nuclear explosion
884.02 Scientific > War: Atomic explosions: Destruction of test house
884.03 Scientific > War: Atomic explosions: Hiroshima
884.04 Scientific > War: Atomic explosions: Nagasaki
884.05 Scientific > War: Atomic explosions: Examples
884.06 Scientific > John Darwell: Legacy - Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
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The images shown here explore inside the 30-kilometre exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl Power Plant. Evacuated with 24 hours notice after the 1986 melt down of one of its three nuclear reactors, the zone now stands as a symbol of the dangers inherent within the nuclear process. Empty villages strewn with the reminders of the former population are scattered throughout the zone and at its centre is the city of Pripyat, formerly a symbol of the Ukraine‘s bright new future and now too radioactive to even demolish, its buildings crumbling and littered with the detritus of a fleeing population.
Yet amongst this devastation a few, usually old, people have returned to their homes in the zone (they were initially removed to the outskirts of Kiev) for want of anywhere else, or safer, to go, and make a living from this radioactive and most notorious of locations.
"On the basis of demographic data, during the last 15 years, 60,000 people have died additionally in Russia because of the Chernobyl accident and estimates of the total death toll for Ukraine and Belarus could be another 140,000," (Source : ‘cbsnews.com‘ April 21st 2006 ‘Number of Chernobyl-Related Deaths Debated‘.)
Ukraine finally shut down the Chernobyl Power Plant in 2000.
© John Darwell
- Λ Svetlana Alexievich, 2006, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster, (Picador)
Light, Michael, 2003, 100 Suns, (Knopf) isbn-10: 1400041139 isbn-13: 978-1400041138 [Δ]
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
Darwell, John, 2001, John Darwell: Legacy: Photographs From the Chernobyl Exclusion, (Dewi Lewis Publishing) isbn-10: 1899235582 isbn-13: 978-1899235582 [Δ]
Tomatsu, Shomei, 1966, 11 ji 02 fun Nagasaki ("11:02" Nagasaki), (Tokyo: Shashin Dojinsha) [Δ]
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