: 10 MAJAK - LIFE IN THE DEATH ZONE Russia, Novomusljumovo 2010.
Residents who do not want to leave their old houses in Musljumovo protest in Novomusljumowo against the resettlement plans of the government. The new settlement is only two kilometers away. The river Techa is also contaminated there.
A trip with Greenpeace to the vicinity of the Mayak uranium reprocessing plant in the southern Siberian Urals. The area is heavily irradiated: after start-up in 1948, the high-level radioactive waste for the time being in the river Tete were derived, 1957 caused the explosion of a tank to date the world's largest radioactive contamination, more accidents followed and Greenpeace suspects that the ongoing operation contaminates the environment constantly (which is confirmed in 2012).
The villages along the river were evacuated in the 1950s, except for one: Muslyumovo. A test object? The Tatar inhabitants had to be regularly examined in the hospital of Chelyabinsk. Hundreds of malformed children and embryos are on display at the Chelyabinsk University Medical Museum. The inhabitants live to this day of self-sufficiency from the contaminated environment. In 2010, they will be relocated under duress, just 2 km further into the newly created Novomuslyumovo: barely isolated low-cost houses, the same distance to the river. The old village is being demolished.