In April 26, 1986 the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Station # 4 reactor blew up and burned 190 tons of highly radioactive Uranium and graphite releasing a large amount of these particles in the atmosphere within a radius of 140,000 square kilometers. It is considered the worst nuclear accident in history, as directly related to the deaths caused by the explosion and to the costs in containment operation and cleaning of radioactive waste, and one of the only two events classified with the maximum level (7), together with Fukushima disaster.
The exclusion zone around the nuclear power plant extends for a radius of 30 km (19 miles). These diptychs try to portrait the asymmetries of places located outside and inside that restricted area although much of this region atmosphere and water are common to the whole region of chernobyl. A short distance but big differences. The nuclear accident was 31 years ago but the consequences it has left on the land, air, water and living things will be felt for hundreds of years to come.