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In Microregion 1; after the accident this was one
of the "dirtiest"--that is, one of the most radioactive--areas.
I am standing by my apartment house. On the second floor is a window to our apartment.
In 1986, there was no poplar by this building; rather, there was a little twig that Sasha had planted that spring. Our children played here during the night and morning of April 26-27, 1986. And closeby is the road, along which the cars were rushing to the station and back.