posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 07:22 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors accused officials at the country's oldest nuclear processing plant of dumping radioactive waste in a criminal
case ecologists hope leads to its eventual closure, media reported Tuesday.
The Mayak plant in the Urals has been the site of various accidents since it was opened in 1949, including a radioactive waste tank explosion in the
Tens of thousands of Russians living near the facility have been treated for the effects of radiation exposure for years.
Yuri Zolotov, deputy prosecutor general in the Urals region, told NTV television that an investigation showed that liquid radioactive waste had
continuously been dumped from Mayak into the Techa river, which eventually flows into Siberia's major Ob river and on to the Arctic Ocean."
The most nuclear contaminated place on the planet should be abandon and buried in a few hundred feet of concrete. An entire city blew away near here
in the 1950's from a nuclear waste accident.
Shut it down, do it now.................