Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Radiation-Victim-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRT8L.htmlConceptually similarRadiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIRCompleted★★★★Portrait of Daulat MordanovGP0GRFCompleted★★★★Portrait of Radik GabdullinGP0F9ICompleted★★★★Radiation Victims in RussiaGP0STOMIUCompleted★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMISCompleted★★★★Radiation Victims in RussiaGP0STOMITCompleted★★★★Radioactive Sampling from the Techa River near Mayak ComplexGP0STR4M0Completed★★★★Techa River and Banks; Abandoned BuildingsGP0X3GCompleted★★★★Cattle Grazing on Radioactive LandGP010H1Completed★★★★View AllGP0STOMIQRadiation Victim in RussiaKamil' Akhmadeev suffers from a rare genetic disorder as a result of ionizing radiation. He is 18 years old, but has never matured mentally past the age of a young boy. He cannot communicate verbally. He must constantly move, which means that he must have sedatives in order to sleep at all. There are two other children nearby who were born with the same disorder. He and his family live near the radioactive contaminated Techa river.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:27 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2500px X 1667pxKeywords:Boys-Illness-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear accidents-Nuclear radiation-Radiation victims-VictimsShoot: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.