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Mayak: A 50-year tragedy

Publication | 28 September, 2007 at 13:39

29 September, 2007 is the 50th anniversary of the Mayak explosion in Russia, which caused the second largest radiation catastrophe in the world. Mayak, in the Southern Urals 1,400 km east of Moscow, is the biggest nuclear complex in the world.

The mysterious radioactive cloud—why the ruthenium-106 story matters

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp, Andrey Allakhverdov | 27 November, 2017 8 comments

A week ago, the Russian meteorological service, Roshydromet, reacted to a month-long standing request for information from Greenpeace. It triggered extraordinary interest among journalists world-wide in a rather unknown bit of nuclear...

Russian nuclear dump plan condemned

Feature story | 21 June, 2002 at 2:00

Russia's nuclear regulator has rejected its nuclear ministry's plans to turn the country into a nuclear dump for the world.

"...People have become a sort of radioactive waste."

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 29 September, 2017 7 comments

Those words were spoken to me by the Russian human rights lawyer, Nadezhda Kutepova. For years she, with her NGO, Planet of Hopes, defended people who suffer in one of the most radioactively polluted places on this planet: the area...

Gulf of Mexico oil spill worsens

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010 6 comments

Written by Almudena, this is a round up of the day's news featuring Greenpeace issues.   Rivers of oil spreading over the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Explosion Five times more oil a day than...

Russia

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:31

Successive Russian Governments since the mid-1990's have had the ambition to create a worldwide nuclear waste importation, reprocessing, and disposal service in Siberia. While they have changed domestic law to permit the importation of spent fuel...

Human impacts of radioactive contamination in Mayak, Russia.

Generic multimedia item | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Between 1948 and 1956 radioactive waste from the giant Mayak nuclear complex was poured straight into the Techa River, the source of drinking water for many villages. It exposed 124,000 people to medium- and high levels of radiation. Nuclear...

Former main street in Muslyumovo

Image | 1 September, 2000 at 3:00

Former main street in Muslyumovo, near the Techa River, severely contaminated with radioactive waste from Mayak nuclear complex.

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