25 years later, photographer tours Chernobyl
Courtesy of Peter Morris
In the early hours of April 26, 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant caused unprecedented quantities of radioactive material to leak into the atmosphere, contaminating much of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. To this day, Chernobyl is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.
This April, 25 years later, Marblehead-based photographer Peter Morris traveled to the Ukraine to visit Chernobyl and documented what he found there.
Left: The Soviet hammer and sickle symbol still stands in Pripyat, 25 years later.