Legacy: photographs inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone

Darwell, John (2001) Legacy: photographs inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England.

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Abstract

The final part of the trilogy explores inside the 30-kilometre exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl Power Plant. Evacuated with 24 hours notice after the 1986 melt down, 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 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 for want of anywhere else to go, and make a living from this radioactive and most notorious of locations.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
ISBN: 9781899235582
Departments: Graphics and Photography
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 16:25
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2018 14:47
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/938

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