Serious nuclear pollution

Is this the most polluted place on Earth? The Russian lake where an hour on the beach would kill you

Lake Karachay was a dumping ground for one of the Soviet Union\’s biggest nuclear weapons facilities
A string of accidents and disasters has left the surrounding regime completely contaminated with radioactive waste

Yeah, the place is badly polluted. Quite possibly it is the most polluted place on Earth. Drove past it once, my escort and driver notably insisting that we had to wind the windows up.

Do note that it wasn\’t capitalism or the pursuit of profit that caused it though. State planning entirely responsible.

9 comments on “Serious nuclear pollution

  1. You just don’t keep up with the arguments do you. It was absolutely caused by capitalism because without capitalism the fluffy cuddly socialists wouldn’t have needed to build all those nukes to defend themselves with. And then once the capitalists got their way and caused the collapse of socialism the capitalists refused to give them lots of money to clean up the mess properly.

  2. Sounds a lot worse than B30 at Sellafield, and that sounds pretty bad.

    (You might want to use that too, since it is only so polluted because the ’72 (?) miner’s strike forced our nuke plant’s to run overtime and nobody could handle that much waste safely).

  3. The Russian lake where an hour on the beach would kill you…

    You, yes. But not the old Russian babushka and her husband who have swam in it every day since 1932.

  4. ” But not the old Russian babushka and her husband who have swam in it every day since 1932.”
    And the money the family save on electricity! Between the pair of them they provide steady & comfortable illumination to the entire house. Albeit with a distinct greenish tint. Granny has already secured posthumous employment in a lighthouse & her husband is currently negotiating a similar contract with a sports stadium near Moscow.

  5. I’m going to add [irony] and [/irony] tags to all future posts where required, for the benefit of those who need it.

  6. He made a fair point.

    Notice the fact that the far-left have become recent converts to the ‘green’ cause because eco-politics is a way of slamming capitalism. I didn’t notice their type complaining about Bitterfeld, Teplice, Chernobyl or the disappearance of the Aral Sea, but there you go.

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