efe-epaBy Julieta Barrera Buenos Aires

Working 150 meters away from Reactor No. 4, a pair of white gloves and a mask were truck driver Oleksandr Zahorodnyuk’s sole protection against radiation in 1986 following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The 63-year-old Ukrainian, who had to work transporting debris, rocks and dirt in a zone exposed to high levels of radiation for 28 days, has spent the last 20 years breathing cleaner air in Argentina. EFE-EPA