$3.5m for radiation victims in Urals

Publish date: August 9, 2005

This sum is suggested to allocate every year from the Russian State budget to support the victims and their descendants who suffered during the accident at the Mayak plant in 1957, Ural-press-inform reported in July.

A thermic explosion in a storage tank for liquid high active waste happened in 1957. It is often referred to as the “Kyshtym accident”. About 74 PBq (10% of the total emission) were spread over a region north northeast of Mayak affecting about 15,000 km2