Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Radiation-Victim-in-Russia-27MZIF3JR5MZ.htmlConceptually similarRadiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIRCompleted★★★★Karl Marx Street in MuslumovoGP01EGKCompleted★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIQCompleted★★★★The Mosque in MuslyumovoGP0VOYCompleted★★★★Karl Marx Street in MuslumovoGP0W5YCompleted★★★★Karl Marx Street in MuslumovoGP0HRJCompleted★★★★LIBRARYSCANSDigital003053.00.305.007.09.jpgGP0XLRCompleted★★★★Villagers from Muslumovo Harvesting PotatoesGP0ZKNCompleted★★★★Portrait of Radik GabdullinGP0F9ICompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOMISRadiation Victim in RussiaVakil' Batrshin stands on a road in New Muslumovo, where his family was resettled. He moved to the area when he got married. After years of living beside the radioactive contaminated Techa river, he became ill with Lymphoedema as a result of radiation exposure from contamination after the 1957 nuclear disaster, according to his government certificate. New Muslumovo is the same village as the original Muslumovo but is farther from the Techa river. Tragically, New Muslumovo was built in an area with exceedingly high levels of naturally occurring radioactive radon gas – the leading cause of lung cancer in non smokers. Residents were warned when they moved into the new houses not to build basements, but many did anyway. They have nowhere else to store the potatoes and carrots they grow.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:27 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2500px X 1667pxKeywords:Houses-Illness-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Men-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear accidents-Nuclear radiation-One person-Outdoors-Radiation victims-Roads-Victims-VillagesShoot: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.