Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Radiation-Victims-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRRVV.htmlConceptually similarRadiation Victims in RussiaGP0STOMJ5Completed★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIRCompleted★★★★Cattle Grazing on Radioactive LandGP010H1Completed★★★★Techa River and Banks; Abandoned BuildingsGP0X3GCompleted★★★★Radiation Victims in RussiaGP0STOMITCompleted★★★★Children at School in Hudayberdinsk, RussiaGP01FF1Completed★★★★Radiation Victim in RussiaGP0STOMIQCompleted★★★★LIBRARYSCANS38200030502810030502804L.jpgGP05MWCompleted★★★★LIBRARYSCANS38200030502810030502805L.jpgGP01CWZCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOMIURadiation Victims in RussiaViktor Makarov, reflected in the mirror, is asthmatic and has undergone an operation at his stomach. He and his family still use the radioactive contaminated Techa river for swimming and fishing. They make a living from selling mushrooms from a nearby forest.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:27 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2500px X 1667pxKeywords:Husbands-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear accidents-Nuclear radiation-Radiation 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.