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Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Pics (R) | 29 Sep, 2010 | Views: 22811 |  +31   |  
Paul Fusco is an American photographer who produces important reportages on social issues in the US and world. Here are photos of Belarussian children and adults sickened by radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl explosion. Some images are very graphic.

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

Chernobyl Legacy by Paul Fusco (15 pics)

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№1 Author: Dust (29 Sep 2010 01:02) Total user comments: 235


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I'm afraid this is gonna happen to more and more children...
№2 Author: joffenbaker (29 Sep 2010 01:38) Total user comments: 4928


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My God have mercy on those who've fallen mercy of a nation that tried desperately to master nuclear energy (much like Iran) so fast that they don't know the fundamentals of neither safety or technology, merely to keep in the game.
How pathetic for a government. I weep for their future.
№3 Author: DocMcCoy (29 Sep 2010 05:02) Total user comments: 6039


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I'm glad someone posts these photos. I don't see the NY Times reporting on this.
№4 Author: ellbeejason (29 Sep 2010 05:12) Total user comments: 37


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So very sad, and what a warning the world needs to heed. Why can't we all work together and reach for the stars instead of this petty fighting.
№5 Author: Jimmy Johnson (29 Sep 2010 06:21) Total user comments: 5518


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When they built the temporary sarcophagus over the exploded reactor, military personnel were allowed 60 seconds each to work due to radiation exposure directly over the blast site. So there are likely tens of thousands of Russian soldiers and their off-spring with less noticeable deformities.

A second giant re-inforced concrete sarcophagus was built later to permanently seal the site. It exposed another 10,000 workers to lower, but longer, levels of radiation with unknown future side effects. No one in history had been exposed to such levels of radiation for such a prolonged period.
№6 Author: Jinxaruny (29 Sep 2010 09:19) Total user comments: 10324


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11 We are so fortunate!
№7 Author: StaticX (29 Sep 2010 10:05) Total user comments: 661


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its really sad to see this 02 ... i've heard if that reactor explodes again, it could take all the lives of europeans.
№8 Author: galz (29 Sep 2010 12:07) Total user comments: 2043


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№9 Author: reidar (29 Sep 2010 12:19) Total user comments: 123


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@StaticX: that reactor won't explode again because the whole facility has been shut down in 2004.

Also there's practically no radiation in Chernobyl/Pripyat, and I know it for a fact - I visited in May this year.
№10 Author: nico (29 Sep 2010 13:51) Total user comments: 3050


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№11 Author: StaticX (29 Sep 2010 13:59) Total user comments: 661


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reidar,
So I heard a wrong thing then :).
№12 Author: 2fuzzy (29 Sep 2010 15:03) Total user comments: 10400


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So very sad.
№13 Author: elunicotomas (29 Sep 2010 15:06) Total user comments: 1680


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№14 Author: Nsibai (29 Sep 2010 15:43) Total user comments: 5694


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№15 Author: canisf (29 Sep 2010 15:51) Total user comments: 298


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terrible! 11
№16 Author: moeshere (29 Sep 2010 16:19) Total user comments: 128


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it's so sad to see kids suffer at the hands of mad people taking money over safety and cutting costs over there as they do in most of everything they build..but not only them..we as america's will face the same mistake in time.. 15
№17 Author: mahedi (29 Sep 2010 17:22) Total user comments: 10723


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No body remains virgin
Life fucks every one
№18 Author: fluorescentG (29 Sep 2010 18:59) Total user comments: 3958


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shit
№19 Author: apari (29 Sep 2010 22:43) Total user comments: 827


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Jesus Christ!!!!!! I don't even know what to say......
№20 Author: NeMa (29 Sep 2010 22:47) Total user comments: 647


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11 My god, it's so sad!!!! 11 11
№21 Author: funkotronic (30 Sep 2010 01:06) Total user comments: 362


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it's a scary Pandora that has been let out of the bottle....
№22 Author: adzhoe (30 Sep 2010 05:03) Total user comments: 14202


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terrible
№23 Author: raymond.wendt (3 Oct 2010 14:04) Total user comments: 9111


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I wish that didn't happen.
№24 Author: jeanpasqualin (14 Jan 2011 16:41) Total user comments: 637


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sad man
№25 Author: salsapopo (20 Jan 2011 09:59) Total user comments: 12714


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so bad
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