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9 Nuclear Testing Ground 20 Years Later

Nuclear Testing Ground 20 Years Later

Posted on November 4, 2011 by


20 years ago they closed the nuclear testing ground in Semey, Kazakhstan and the younger generation living today knows about it only from their parents’ stories. These 20 years have shown that stopping testing nuclear weaponry does not necessarily mean that the destruction of the environment stops as well.

This ‘Nuclear Lake’ is the most remarkable sight of the testing ground. It formed after a 140-kiloton thermonuclear explosion in 1965. It has a diameter of 500 meters and a depth of 80 meters. To some Soviet strategists it seemed a good idea to build water reservoirs in arid zones of the Soviet Union by means of thermonuclear explosions.

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9 Responses to “Nuclear Testing Ground 20 Years Later”

  1. HLW says:

    Pic 7: Chuck Norris!

  2. geoff says:

    How sad does this post make you feel…..such massive destruction just to defend ourselves from each other.

  3. SMERSH says:

    “They say that horses do not eat contaminated ground that is why the milk they give is clean.”

    I don’t believe that for a second.

    • Hirsh says:

      Sadly people are ignorant about what the can not see, taste or smell.

      • Hirsh says:

        It’s true. Too many people choose to be ignorant about what they can not see, taste or smell, even when you try to educate them otherwise. A sad fact of life. Some people just choose to be willfully ignorant of the dangers around them.

        • geoff says:

          Yes, guys at work will drill old asbestos sheeting making dust go everywhere and they just say I worry to much. When it is proven to cause a form of incurable cancer!

  4. Zonda says:

    Those zones must be closely monitorized and kept away from any human access. But it looks like the experiment continue under a “normal life” condition…

  5. Hey business as usual, just like the Japanese are doing. Only they use children in Fukushima as guinea pigs instead of cattle…. (“if you don’t drink your (radioactive) milk you are not a real Japanese citizen…. )

  6. Eric says:

    Vodka helps!
    (As they say in Russia!)

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