The Semipalatinsk test site

Semipalatinsk-21 was the code name for one of the most secret cities of the former Soviet Union: the city of Kurchatov. It never appeared on maps and was known only to those working on the development of Soviet military nuclear power. What is the legacy of a nuclear test site? Contaminated soil for the next 24,000 years. This is what brought Semipalatinsk to its knees.

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