Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Field-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRN5Y.htmlConceptually similarRadiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIZCompleted★★★★Tatarskaya Karabolka in RussiaGP0STOMJ2Completed★★★★Imam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ1Completed★★★★Imam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ6Completed★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMJ3Completed★★★★Portrait of Ramzes FaisullinGP08WRCompleted★★★★Kostya Nekrasova Playing in his Village Bashakul in RussiaGP0EPWCompleted★★★★Villagers from Muslumovo Harvesting PotatoesGP0ZKNCompleted★★★★Victims of Radiation in Bashakul, RussiaGP0JBPCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOMJ0Field in RussiaField near the village of Tatarskaya Karabolka, where children were sent to bury radioactively contaminated potatoes after the 1957 nuclear disaster by Soviet authorities. Neither the teachers nor children were told that the potatoes were contaminated with radioactive waste. No protective clothing or measures were taken to even attempt to protect the children as they dug in radioactivity contaminated soil with their bare hands and buried the contaminated produce.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:28 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2000px X 1333pxKeywords:Day-Fields-KWCI (GPI)-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear radiation-OutdoorsShoot:Radioactive Contamination from Mayak Nuclear Facility in RussiaThe Techa River has been heavily contaminated by multiple accidents, discharges, and routine releases from the Federal State Unitary Enterprise ‘Production Enterprise Mayak’ (the FSUE ‘PE Mayak’), a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in the Chelyabinsk province in the South Urals, Russia. One of the worst of the accidents at Mayak was the Kyshtym disaster on 29 September 1957, during which a spent nuclear fuel tank exploded, spewing massive amounts of radiological contamination. Although there is no direct dumping today, the river remains heavily contaminated with radiological pollution, and continues to be polluted through routine discharges from Mayak via bypass canals and the filtrate of Dam 11. Communities not evacuated in the wake of the disasters are forced to continue living in a heavily radioactive environment.