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Market

An unofficial small producer's market at Podil, Kyiv, Ukraine. In this way the meagre incomes of rural, or sometimes suburban, dwellers are supplemented by selling vegetables grown in allotments or small holdings, or fish caught in the Dnipro, as here. Since Chornobyl (Chernobyl) lies about 80 kilometres upstream, some authorities have advised against eating fish caught in the Dnipro as silt has been contaminated by radioactive particles that have made their way downstream. Over 15% of Ukraine's budget continues to be devoted to the clean-up, following the reactor explosion at Chornobyl in 1996.