“Radiation doesn’t scare me, starvation does.”
Hanna Zavorotyna, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Photo credit: Rena Effendi
I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were beyond human comprehension.
Due to the accident, a reactor explosion killed 10,000 people and displaced thousands more. The high levels of radiation caused all sorts of cancer in the population, reducing 19 miles of land to a ghost town known as the “Exclusion Zone.”
I had the privilege of seeing an early …read more
Source: The Huffington Post