1987 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 1st prize

Igor Kostin

RIA Novosti

01 May, 1986

View of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant with its steel sarchophagus at the forefront. The large concrete structure was built around the remains of the plant to isolate it from the environment. Other emergency measures in the area included the evacuation of 135,000 inhabitants. In April, experiments at the plant caused an accident which killed approximately 30 people this year and spread radioactive debris over much of northern and eastern Europe.

About the photographer

Igor Kostin

Igor Kostin (Moldova, 1936) worked for 20 years as an industrial designer before becoming a photograper. He started his photographic career as a photographer for fashion magazine...

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