“Before Fukushima and Chernobyl, the worst-ever nuclear disaster was…
Kyshtym is the name of a small town in what is now Chelyabinsk Region in Russia… Six decades ago, you wouldn’t find it on any publicly available map because it hosted a crucial element of the Soviet Union’s nascent nuclear weapons program, the Mayak plant….”
…Some of the less-dangerous radioactive waste from Mayak was simply dumped into the Techa River, while the more-dangerous materials were stored in massive underground tanks…. In September 1957… one of the tanks exploded with an estimated power of 70-100 tons of TNT… The disaster was covered up in the Soviet media, which reported that the strange lights in the night sky…”
Yada, yada, yada, it’s a nuclear waste land. The cherry on top is a poisonous river.