An old man fishes in a lake that connects to the nearby Techa River, near the village of Muslyumovo in Russia. AP In this photo taken on Thursday, April 7, 2016, Vakil Batirshin and his wife Minfiza stand in their fenced side yard in the village of New Muslyumovo, Chelyabinsk region, Russia. Batirshin has swollen lymph nodes from radiation-related illnesses. Mayak, is a nuclear complex that has been responsible for at least two of the country’s biggest radioactive accidents. Worse, environmentalists say, is the facility’s decades-old record of using the Arctic-bound waters of the Techa River to dump waste from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, hundreds of tons of which is imported annually from neighboring nations. (AP Photo/Iuliia Subbotovska) Iuliia Subbotovska This photo taken on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, shows the Techa River, near the village of Muslyumovo, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, where over 760 million cubic meters (2.68 billion cubic feet) of radioactive waste was dumped between 1949- 1956. Mayak is a nuclear complex that has been responsible for at least two of the country’s biggest radioactive accidents. Worse, environmentalists say, is the facility’s decades-old record of using the Arctic-bound waters of the Techa River to dump waste from reprocessing spent… Read full this story
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