8 Cemetry For the Fukushima Nuclear Wastes?

Cemetry For the Fukushima Nuclear Wastes?

Posted on May 27, 2011 by kulichik

“Mayak” is a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Russia. Today we’ll visit a nuclear fuel recycling plant called RT-1 which is just one link in the “Mayak” chain system. The plant deals with acceptance and recycling of processed nuclear fuel.


The town Chelyabinsk-40 together with production association “Mayak” (translated as “Lighthouse” into English) were the firstlings of the Soviet nuclear industry.
Because of secrecy, postal address of the town was changed many times.  At first it was Chelyabinsk-40, later Chelyabinsk-65, since 1995 – Ozersk.

Thus, a secret industrial nuclear reactor appeared near the town of  Kyshtym. They produced enriched uranium there. Construction of the nuclear reactor was started in 1947, and it had to
reach its planned production capacity in June of 1948. However, because of engineering malfunctions, already functioning reactor was stopped for emergency repair, and the activation was postponed till March of 1949. In the meantime, construction of industrial complex was going on. “Ozersk”

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8 Responses to “Cemetry For the Fukushima Nuclear Wastes?”

  1. Scott says:

    Another absolutely amazing document!

    This site, together with all it’s various the contributors, never ceases to amaze me :-)

  2. CBEH says:

    It’s called “lighthouse”? Is that some sick American humor?

  3. Stoneman says:

    I believe those fins surrounding the container are there to dissipate the heat generated from the uranium.

  4. alessio says:

    Thanks for those “inside pictures” It must have been the first time that sutch a high risk company allowed some pictures to show. amazing!

    My question remains, how can they nutralise melt down and high radioactive nuclear stuff of Fucushima?

  5. andrei says:

    those thing can be seen only in Russia!

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