Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Radioactive-Contaminated-Techa-River-in-Russia-27MZIF3JRH2C.htmlConceptually similarAbandoned Factory in Muslyumovo Village in RussiaGP02909Completed★★★★View of the Radioactive Land and RiverGP0H75Completed★★★★Cattle Grazing on Radioactive LandGP010H1Completed★★★★Karl Marx Street in MuslumovoGP01EGKCompleted★★★★Techa River and Banks; Abandoned BuildingsGP0X3GCompleted★★★★Warning Sign in Muslyumovo Village in RussiaGP0290ACompleted★★★★Children at School in Hudayberdinsk, RussiaGP01FF1Completed★★★★Village of Muslyumovo in RussiaGP0O3QCompleted★★★★★★Village of Muslyumovo in RussiaGP0Q7CCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOMIPRadioactive Contaminated Techa River in RussiaOverlooking the highly contaminated Techa river between an abandoned orphanage and an abandoned glue factory. Local people, including children at the orphanage, used the river for recreation, fishing and geese rearing before contamination warnings were issued. Today, there is still evidence of both hunting and fishing in the area, despite dangerous levels of radioactive contamination.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:27 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:3000px X 1959pxKeywords:Day-Fields-High angle view-KWCI (GPI)-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear radiation-Outdoors-River pollution-RiversShoot: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.