Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Monument-to-Liquidators-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRFUM.htmlConceptually similarImam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ1Completed★★★★Imam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ6Completed★★★★The Techa River in RussiaGP0STOMIXCompleted★★★★Inside a House in RussiaGP0STOMIYCompleted★★★★Techa River Sign in RussiaGP0STOMIWCompleted★★★★Tatarskaya Karabolka in RussiaGP0STOMJ2Completed★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIZCompleted★★★★Argayasch Medical School, RussiaGP0UN4Completed★★★★LIBRARYSCANS38200030502810030502807L.jpgGP013W0Completed★★★★View AllGP0STOMJ4Monument to Liquidators in RussiaMonument to the Liquidators of the nuclear accident of 1957. It stands just meters away from a driving school and a busy road.The Kyshtym disaster on 29 September 1957, was one of the worst accidents at 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, during which a spent nuclear fuel tank exploded, spewing massive amounts of radiological contamination.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:28 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2000px X 1333pxKeywords:Autumn-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Monuments-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear accidents-Nuclear energy symbol-Nuclear radiation-Outdoors-TreesShoot: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.