Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Imam-at-a-Mosque-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRQGE.htmlConceptually similarImam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ6Completed★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIZCompleted★★★★Tatarskaya Karabolka in RussiaGP0STOMJ2Completed★★★★Monument to Liquidators in RussiaGP0STOMJ4Completed★★★★Field in RussiaGP0STOMJ0Completed★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMJ3Completed★★★★Men Praying in a Mosque in Muslyumova, RussiaGP0MQQCompleted★★★★LIBRARYSCANS38200030502810030502807L.jpgGP013W0Completed★★★★LIBRARYSCANS38200030502810030502802L.jpgGP09FLCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOMJ1Imam at a Mosque in RussiaAn imam at the Tatarskaya Karabolka mosque remembers the victims of the 29 September 1957 Kyshtym disaster on the anniversary of the catastrophe, in which a spent nuclear fuel tank exploded at the Mayak nuclear facility. He was used as a liquidator after the 1957 disaster, preventing non residents from stopping in or lingering in the contaminated area. He is the only surviving liquidator of those from the village also charged with the same duty by the Soviet authorities.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:28 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2000px X 1333pxKeywords:Anniversaries-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Men-Mosques-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear accidents-Nuclear radiation-Religious leaders-Small group of people-VictimsShoot: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.