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Gerd Ludwig's 'Long Shadow of Chernobyl' project

On April 26, 1986, operators in this control room of reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant committed a fatal series of errors during a safety test, triggering a reactor meltdown that resulted in the world's largest nuclear accident to date. Today, the control room sits abandoned and deadly radioactive. Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine, 2005 (Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE)

from The Atlantic

The Chernobyl Disaster: 25 Years Ago

In this Nov. 10, 2000 photo, the control room with its damaged machinery, is seen inside reactor No. 4 in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Geiger counters registered about 80,000 microroentgens an hour, 16,000 times the safe limit. (AP Photo/ Efrem Lukatsky)