Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Radiation-Victim-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRUS3.htmlConceptually similarTatarskaya Karabolka in RussiaGP0STOMJ2Completed★★★★Imam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ1Completed★★★★Imam at a Mosque in RussiaGP0STOMJ6Completed★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMJ3Completed★★★★Field in RussiaGP0STOMJ0Completed★★★★Village of Muslyumovo in RussiaGP0S2UCompleted★★★★★★School at Hudayberdinsk, RussiaGP01X1Completed★★★★Victim of Radiation from Mayak Nuclear ExplosionGP0JWCompleted★★★★Monument to Liquidators in RussiaGP0STOMJ4Completed★★★★View AllGP0STOMIZRadiation Victim in RussiaGulnara shows a photo of her deceased brother. He suffered from major health problems as a result of radiation exposure. Gulnara Ismailova is a local activist in Tatarskaya Karabolka, a Tatar village, which was not resettled in the wake of the 1957 Kyshtym disaster at the nuclear Mayak facility, which heavily contaminated the region.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:28 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2000px X 1377pxKeywords:Brothers-Death-Houses-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear accidents-Nuclear radiation-Radiation victims-Sadness-Sisters-Victims-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.