1987 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 1st prize

Igor Kostin

RIA Novosti

10 May, 1986

A group of liquidators ready to climb the top of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor after the disaster. Emergency measures in the area included the evacuation of 135,000 inhabitants. In April, experiments at the power 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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