Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Opening-Photo-Exhibition-Half-Life-of-Robert-Knoth-in-The-Hague-27MZIFLTRBLJ.htmlConceptually similarOpening Photo Exhibition Half Life of Robert Knoth in The HagueGP01LOQCompleted★★★★Opening Photo Exhibition Half Life of Robert Knoth in The HagueGP01LOSCompleted★★★★Opening Photo Exhibition Half Life of Robert Knoth in The HagueGP01LOTCompleted★★★★Opening Photo Exhibition Half Life of Robert Knoth in The HagueGP01LOUCompleted★★★★Opening Photo Exhibition Nr.000358 of Robert Knoth in AmsterdamGP01KZYCompleted★★★★Opening Photo Exhibition Nr.000358 of Robert Knoth in AmsterdamGP01L03Completed★★★★Opening Photo Exhibition Nr.000358 of Robert Knoth in AmsterdamGP01L04Completed★★★★Opening Photo Exhibition Nr.000358 of Robert Knoth in AmsterdamGP01L05Completed★★★★Survivors Bhopal Disaster Visit the NetherlandsGP0DT5Completed★★★★View AllGP01LOROpening Photo Exhibition Half Life of Robert Knoth in The HagueState Secretary of Environment, Pieter van Geel, opens the photo exhibition 'Half Life - living with the effects of nuclear waste' of photographer Robert Knoth in The Hague.In original language:Opening Fototentoonstelling Half Life van Robert Knoth in Den HaagStaatssecretaris van Milieu, Pieter van Geel, opent de fototentoonstelling 'Half Life - leven met de gevolgen van nucleair afval' van fotograaf Robert Knoth in Den Haag.Locations:Europe, West Europe-Netherlands-The HagueDate:24 Mar, 2003Credit:© Greenpeace / Rob KeerisMaximum size:1312px X 2000pxKeywords:Banners-Climate (campaign title)-Energy-Exhibitions-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Low angle view-Nuclear (campaign title)-Photographers-Politicians-Presentations-Radiation victimsShoot:Photo Exhibition 'Half Life' by Robert KnothState Secretary of Environment, Pieter van Geel, opens the photo exhibition 'Half Life - living with the effects of nuclear waste' of photographer Robert Knoth. Between 1948 and 1956 radioactive waste from the giant Mayak nuclear complex was poured straight into the Techa River, the source of drinking water for many villages. It exposed 124,000 people to medium- and high levels of radiation. Nuclear waste was also dumped into the lakes of West Siberia. One of these fell dry during a hot summer and a storm blew nuclear dust across a vast area around the lake. In 1957 one of the cooling systems of the Mayak-plant exploded and more than half the amount of radioactive waste released by the accident in Chernobyl got into the atmosphere. Some villagers were evacuated, but many were not. At least 272,000 people were affected by Mayak-radiation. The Dutch photo-journalist Robert Knoth has taken photos in the villages around the Mayak nuclear complex in 2000 and 2001. Greenpeace asks State Secretary Van Geel to make out a case within the EU against the new European plans for storage of nuclear waste. Europe has to take its own responsibility for damaging waste. Russia cannot become the dumping place for our nuclear waste.