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Would You Stay?

Would You Stay?

by Michael Forster Rothbart
     
 
The 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl scattered radioactive fallout across 30 countries in Europe. Yet in the regions with worst contamination, the vast majority of people stayed, despite the potential danger. Their lives are still littered with unanswered questions about safety, security, and their future. But they refuse to go. Chernobyl is home.

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Overview

The 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl scattered radioactive fallout across 30 countries in Europe. Yet in the regions with worst contamination, the vast majority of people stayed, despite the potential danger. Their lives are still littered with unanswered questions about safety, security, and their future. But they refuse to go. Chernobyl is home.

A generation later, after the 2011 tsunami triggered disaster in a power plant that�s still leaking nuclear waste, the people of Fukushima, Japan, are confronting the same impossible questions.

In Would You Stay?, photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart tries to understand why people refuse to leave Chernobyl and Fukushima despite the risks. With Forster Rothbart�s personal narrative as guide, this stunning and provocative book blends photos, interviews, maps, and audio recordings to help us weigh the true value of home.

In the end, Forster Rothbart and the reader both confront the ultimate question: Would you stay?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148456100
Publisher:
TED Conference, LLC
Publication date:
10/25/2013
Series:
TED Books , #37
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart�s work explores the human impacts of environmental contamination. After receiving a Fulbright Fellowship he lived two years near Chernobyl, interviewing and photographing those who remain a generation after the 1986 accident. Forster Rothbart�s parallel project, After Fukushima, explores the lives of evacuees, resettlers and nuclear plant workers.

Past projects have taken him to Bhopal, India, the Semey Polygon nuclear testing site in Kazakhstan, oilfields in Azerbaijan, hydrofracking sites in Pennsylvania and icebergs the Canadian Arctic.

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