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by Hannah Leitheiser

Accelerated Tan

#chernobyl #suntan

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham

2019

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2019-06-20

"The technician's next door neighbor spurned the beach that morning in favor of the roof of his apartment building where he laid down on a rubber mat to sunbathe. He stayed up there for awhile and noticed he began to tan right away and his skin gave off a burning smell. At one point he came down for a break and his neighbor found him oddly excited. When no one else seemed interested in joining him on the roof, he returned to work on his accelerated tan." - Adam Higginbotham, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (2019)

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