'Left to Die as Guinea Pigs': Tatar Village Struggles On, 60 Years After Nuclear Catastrophe

2017/9/29 21:27:10

Photo: The sign says "Danger Zone." An explosion on September 29, 1957, contaminated an area of 23,000 square kilometers and exposed more than 270,000 people to significant levels of radiation.

 


From RFE/RL, Sep 28, 2017

 

An explosion at a Soviet nuclear plant 1,400 kilometers east of Moscow remains the world's third-largest nuclear disaster, after Chernobyl and Fukushima. At the time, in 1957, it was the worst ever. Sixty years on, nearby Tatar villagers are still struggling for official recognition of their plight. (RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service)

 

Access the photo gallery that tells the story of the world third-largest nuclear disaster at the link below:

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-nuclear-mayak/28755780.html

 

 

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