Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Radiation-Victim-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRKJ3.htmlConceptually similarRadiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMISCompleted★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIQCompleted★★★★Radiation Victims in RussiaGP0STOMIUCompleted★★★★Radiation Victims in RussiaGP0STOMJ5Completed★★★★LIBRARYSCANS38200030502810030502805L.jpgGP01CWZCompleted★★★★LIBRARYSCANS38200030502810030502804L.jpgGP05MWCompleted★★★★Radiation Victims in RussiaGP0STOMITCompleted★★★★Children at School in Hudayberdinsk, RussiaGP01FF1Completed★★★★Techa River and Banks; Abandoned BuildingsGP0X3GCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOMIRRadiation Victim in RussiaVakil' Batrshin at home with his wife. He suffers from Lymphoedema as a result of radiation exposure from contamination of the 1957 nuclear disaster, according to his government certificate. He is in constant and excruciating pain. His family, including his children and grandchildren live near the radioactive contaminated Techa river.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:27 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2500px X 1667pxKeywords:Cats-High angle view-Husbands-Illness-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Men-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear accidents-Nuclear radiation-Radiation victims-Two people-Victims-Wives-WomenShoot: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.