Chernobyl seems an odd place for romance to blossom, but that’s exactly
what happened for Paul Seaman, media relations manager at the British
Nuclear Forum and Swiss journalist Gabriella Battaglia.
Seaman was sent to Chernobyl to lend PR support as the world’s media
prepared to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the explosion.
Amid the charged atmosphere of the decaying plant Paul and Gabriella
detonated their own explosive reaction and fell head over heels. But
love’s course never runs smooth, especially when one partner lives in
Berne and the other in London.
Luckily fate stepped in and Paul was offered a job as deputy secretary
general of the European Nuclear Society - based in, you guessed it,
Berne. The couple are to marry in May and no doubt they, and their
nuclear family, will live happily ever after.
Edited by Rebecca Dowman