Chernobyl reactor after meltdown, 1986

Chernobyl reactor after meltdown, 1986

C013/1356 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Chernobyl reactor after meltdown. Workers and cranes at the ruins of Reactor Number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, Ukraine. On 26 April 1986, this reactor went out of control, leading to meltdown and an explosion. Around 1000 square kilometres of land were directly contaminated by radioactive fall-out. Later, a concrete sarcophagus was built around the reactor to contain the radioactive materials. This photograph is by Soviet photographer Igor Kostin (born 1936), who obtained the only aerial photograph of the site immediately after the disaster, along with other photographs over the following days.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1980s, 1986, 20th century, adult, assessing, building, caucasian, chernobyl, crane, damage, danger, dangerous, destruction, disaster, emergency, engineer, engineers, environment, environmental disaster, environmental science, europe, european, hazard, hazardous, high radiation levels, historical, history, human, igor kostin, incident, inspecting, lethal, male, man, may, men, novosti, nuclear accident, people, person, physical, physics, power station, reactor, reactor number 4, soviet, soviet union, ukraine, ukrainian, ussr, white, worker, workers

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.