29th September is the 60th anniversary of the largest pre-Chernobyl nuclear accident -explosion of a tank with nuke waste at Mayak plutonium facility which contaminated over 10000 sq km. Here is good story from Associated Press (many photos) from last year about people living on radioactive soil today.
Daily Mail 29th April 2016 read more »
“People have become a sort of nuclear waste”. 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 surrounding the nuclear waste and reprocessing complex, Mayak, in Russia’s Southern Urals. Kutepova continues to stand up for her people from Paris where she has been exiled to because she was no longer safe in her home town. She made the comment when we were discussing the latest radiation measurement findings that Greenpeace published this week.
Greenpeace 29th September 2017 read more »