Chernobyl. Broken Doll
Oil on canvas. 30″X24″. 2012
“Chernobyl accident is equivalent to 500 nuclear bombs used in Hiroshima in 1945.
The releases contaminated an estimated 17 million people to some degree.
143,000 people have been evacuated from contaminated areas of Ukraine
600,000 people took part in liquidating effects of the disaster, 100,000 of which already died or are now handicapped
Cases of leucosis and thyroid cancer exceed average by 2 and 5 times correspondingly among the Chernobyl victims.
There are 1.8 million people residing on the territories of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, which are still defined as contaminated
For the 14 years since the disaster 300,000 died in Ukraine alone from the radiation sickness” (www.chernobyl.com.ua)