Lake Karachay: Most Polluted Spot on Earth - Russia

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Lake Karachay: Most Polluted Spot on Earth - Russia

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Lake Karachay is a small lake in the southern Ural mountains in western Russia. Starting in 1951 the Soviet Union used Karachay as a dumping site for radioactive waste from Mayak, the nearby nuclear waste storage and reprocessing facility, located near the town of Ozyorsk. According to a report by the Washington, D.C.-based Worldwatch Institute on nuclear waste, Karachay is the "most polluted spot" on Earth.



The lake accumulated some 4.44 exabecquerels (EBq) of radioactivity, including 3.6 EBq of Caesium-137 and 0.74 EBq of Strontium-90. For comparison, the Chernobyl disaster released from 5 to 12 EBq of radioactivity, however this radiation is not concentrated in one location.






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Post by editorawais » Jan 16, 2009

its amazing

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Post by harshad » Jan 16, 2009

What is dat whitish on edges.....

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Post by junaid34 » Jan 22, 2009

wow very bad spot.

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Post by thats.the.Aral.Sea.Idiot » Jun 02, 2013

That side by side comparison picture is the Aral Sea you idiot... The green is from eutrophication from all the agriculture the soviets started in the '80s when they drained it... Nuclear waste only makes water glow green in the Simpsons

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