My wife is a medic. The next day she brought some pills with iodine and made us take them. Later I found out more about it at the Institue of Chemistry (of the Academy of Sciences). At the very first stage – the most terrible one – we were not involved. There was nothing for us to do there. But after the sarcophagus had been erected – almost erected – they started repairing the roof, and immediately the issue of containment and hermetic tightening came up - of the sarcophagus itself, of the building, the walls and the roof itself. And then we went there, too. (…) How come – there's a tragedy, and we are doing nothing? We must be doing something! Nobody called us up for service – because we are civilians, nobody could call us up. But the Academy was set an absolutely particular task pertaining to containment and hermetic tightening, and our Institute – a leading institution of the Academy – dealt with polymer materials, and , naturally, we got involved. And the department where I worked, in particular.