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liquid radioactive waste

I've been too busy shooting to blog. I shot over 12,000 photos in the first 2 months of 2009. For me, that's a lot.

I've returned from a few weeks photographing at the Chernobyl plant and Slavutich, where the Chernobyl workers live. So now it is time to pay the price: this week I'm editing photos 10 hours a day.

Sergii Bokov lives in Slavutich, Ukraine, and commutes to his job at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. He is an engineer in the liquid radioactive waste treatment facility. In total, about 3,800 out of 24,300 Slavutich residents work at the Chernobyl plant.
Liquid radioactive waste? I never thought about it before either. But what do you do when you have a large site that is radioactive? When you clean the floors, where do you dump the water? When you flush the toilet? Chernobyl NPP now has separate pipe systems for the dirty zones, and all the water, with low levels of radioactive particles in it, has to be treated separately.

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