Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Inside-a-House-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRW6S.htmlConceptually similarMonument to Liquidators in RussiaGP0STOMJ4Completed★★★★Tatarskaya Karabolka in RussiaGP0STOMJ2Completed★★★★Village Scene in Muslyumova, Russia,GP050ZCompleted★★★★Village of Muslyumovo in RussiaGP0S2UCompleted★★★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIZCompleted★★★★The Techa River in RussiaGP0STOMIXCompleted★★★★Imam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ1Completed★★★★Imam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ6Completed★★★★Herdsman with Cows Grazing on Radioactive LandGP01CWYCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOMIYInside a House in RussiaInside a local house in the area near the ‘Production Enterprise Mayak’ (the FSUE ‘PE Mayak’), a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in the Chelyabinsk province in the South Urals, Russia. The area is heavily contaminated by radioactive elements from accidents, intentional discharges, and routine releases, which continue to contaminate the watershed via canals and a dam filtrate. One of the worst accidents being the explosion of a spent nuclear fuel tank on 29 September 1957. Many of the nearby villages were never evacuated, and the residents have suffered a multitude of diseases due to radiation exposure.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:28 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2000px X 1333pxKeywords:Containers-Food-Houses-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear radiationShoot: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.