“In April 1986, reactor No.4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded. Helicopter pilots spent two weeks dumping thousands of tonnes of sand on the fire before it was finally extinguished. Soldiers then used wheelbarrows and shovels to collect radioactive rubble, which they tipped into the central heap. Finally construction crews arrived and built a steel and concrete containment structure over the reactor’s remains. They nicknamed it the Sarcophagus. It was badly constructed. It has corroded. Now it could collapse…..”
My new photography book studies two of the surrounding areas to the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant as well as the plant itself where a large scale engineering project is well under way. Foreword by Andrew Hankinson and designed by Tom Munckton the book is section sewn and has a unique fold out cover with an inner cover as well, reflecting the protective objectives of the New Safe Confinement documented in the book.
Purchase your copy here.