2. These Are the Faces of Chernobyl, Both Good:
Living with the fallout of Chernobyl 30 years later, adults living near the decommissioned power plant also suffer higher rates of heart disease and thyroid cancer. Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, high rates of health conditions remain for those living nearby. It’s believed radiation has caused widespread birth defects across the area. Many of those born with severe birth defects receive care at the facility, not far from zones contaminated by radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. Caesium-137, a byproduct of nuclear power production, released from the Chernobyl accident is the biggest threat for the local people. It gets to their bodies through food grown in the area and summer forest fires that release the radioactive isotope into the air.