Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Techa-River-Sign-in-Russia-27MZIF3JR6O0.htmlConceptually similarThe Techa River in RussiaGP0STOMIXCompleted★★★★Monument to Liquidators in RussiaGP0STOMJ4Completed★★★★Village of Muslyumovo in RussiaGP0O3QCompleted★★★★★★Village of Muslyumovo in RussiaGP0Q7CCompleted★★★★Village of Muslyumovo in RussiaGP0S2UCompleted★★★★★★Cattle Grazing on Radioactive LandGP010H1Completed★★★★Techa River and Banks; Abandoned BuildingsGP0X3GCompleted★★★★Inside a House in RussiaGP0STOMIYCompleted★★★★View of the Radioactive Land and RiverGP0H75Completed★★★★View AllGP0STOMIWTecha River Sign in RussiaA sign for Techa, on the federal road. The Techa river has been heavily contaminated by multiple accidents, discharges, and routine releases from the Federal State Unitary Enterprise ‘Production Enterprise Mayak’, a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in the Chelyabinsk province in the South Urals, Russia.Locations:Chelyabinsk Oblast-RussiaDate:28 Sep, 2014Credit:© Greenpeace / Liza UdilovaMaximum size:2000px X 1333pxKeywords:Autumn-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Mayak Nuclear Complex-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear radiation-Outdoors-River pollution-Rivers-Signs-TreesShoot: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.