A technician checking radiation levels after the Chernobyl explosion. BORIS YURCHENKO / AP

I Was Drafted to Clean Up Chernobyl – and Lived to Tell the Tale

Russian-born surgeon Michael Fishkin remembers how he was rudely awakened in the middle of the night and sent to Chernobyl to clean up the nuclear reactor after the 1986 explosion

You were a liquidator what is that?

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