How This Lake in Northwest Asia Got Deadlier Than Chernobyl

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    HOW THIS LAKE IN NORTHWEST ASIA GOT DEADLIER THAN CHERNOBYL
    Central Russia, 1957.
    Villagers near the Southern Ural mountains were scared, they were terrified. Men claiming to be from the government had appeared out of nowhere, ordering people to leave their homes. Without warning, they started burying crops, and slaughtering livestock; their livestock. The villagers were in shock; they were confused. What was going on?...
    Points covered in the video:
    - Hiroshima & Nagasaki Atomic Bombings
    - The Soviet Union's early nuclear history
    - Joseph Stalin
    - Nuclear Arms Race
    - Nuclear weapons development
    - Mayak (Russia's first plutonium plant)
    - Chelyabinsk
    - Secret City of Chelyabinsk-40 or City 40
    - Lake Kyzyltash
    - Russian and US closed cities
    - Hanford Nuclear Plant
    - Secret City of Richland, Washington
    - Soviet spy rings
    - Manhattan Project
    - Techa River
    - Lake Irtyash (Plutonium Lake or The Lake of Death)
    - Lake Karachay (Lake Karachai, Карача́й)
    - Nuclear accident
    - Kyshtym Disaster
    - INES
    - Chernobyl Disaster
    - Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
    - Acute Radiation Sickness
    - Caesium-137 contamination
    - Ozersk (Ozyorsk, Озерск)
    - Radiation Poisoning

Comments • 4 732

  • Kento Bento
    Kento Bento  4 months ago +1670

    Crazy stuff happened in the Southern Ural Mountains. Anyone heard of these deadly lakes or nuclear accidents before?
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    There is also a documentary on Netflix called 'City 40' that covers the lives of the subsequent generations living in Ozersk after the Mayak disasters - what they had to go through and what their lives are like now (at least the ones that are left). Check it out if you want to know more.
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    • John Pliusnin
      John Pliusnin 10 days ago +1

      I have lived in Chelyabinsk for 30 years until 2018. In 1957 Commies made pregnant women and even kindergarten children clean heavily polluted areas for months with just bare hands with no knowledge of what happened! They buried contaminated soil, crops and buildings. It was Communist experiment and probably the most disgusting crime in Russian history.
      Russia started to pay very small compensations (around 5 usd in a month) to victims of this catastrophe in 90s.
      Only 10000 affected residents from 270000 were evacuated in 1957-1959. So no evacuation...
      And Mayak still poured off radioactive waste directly to Techa river in 2000s. Chief of Mayak was even convicted for this, but amnestied.
      Last village Muslyumovo on the Techa river was replaced to safe place recent years, after 70 years of pollution.
      Lake Karachay was buried in November 2015.
      www.rferl.org/a/russia-mayak-villagers-living-in-shadow-nuclear-tragedy/28921944.html

    • Eagle 179
      Eagle 179 18 days ago

      Thanks keto

    • Darren Palmer
      Darren Palmer 29 days ago

      Kento Bento you have a great voice for videos

    • roboZ starrr
      roboZ starrr Month ago

      good breakdown & animation . . no mention of Dr Medvedev's book which was published late 70's ? ( read it back then ). . . all those grad students doing radiological analysis, year after year in ever widening region from Mayak, repeated studies, on plants/insects/animals . . . which helped further define the EURT region.

    • Invader6 DarklordMasterSith66
      Invader6 DarklordMasterSith66 Month ago

      how come they don't fill the lake with clay because clay will absorb the radiation and make it safe again, and they can just fill the whole lake with clay to seal it off for good, but no one can live there for at least 100 years because of the soil contamination

  • SuperAgentman007
    SuperAgentman007 Hour ago

    That’s why there’s an old saying don’t fuck with nuclear unless you know what the hell you’re doing.

  • Althrui
    Althrui 17 hours ago

    W

  • George Alderson
    George Alderson 17 hours ago

    Perhaps it is not the fact that accidents happen (USSR USA UK) but that the government are less than open about them and the clear-up necessary to deal with them that is more of a concern

  • mlc449
    mlc449 23 hours ago

    The Russians were, are and always will be terminal fuck ups.

    • Haohmaru HL
      Haohmaru HL 11 hours ago

      as a russian, i completely agree

  • Max 'N' Cheese
    Max 'N' Cheese 23 hours ago

    It's strange how I've never heard about this disaster, I thought I've heard of all, from minor to absolutely fucking major. This is crazy.

    • Haohmaru HL
      Haohmaru HL 11 hours ago

      there's an appropriate russian meme for this called "а власти скрывают" (and the authorities are covering up/concealing), considering how everything was and is a secret in russian history

  • R
    R Day ago

    3 bad nuclear acidents and russia caused 2 of them, MORONS

  • Marcus Jarrell
    Marcus Jarrell 2 days ago

    Pisses me off how badly the soviet union ruined such a beautiful environment. That government didn't deserve the land they controlled.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 2 days ago

    I don’t really know what to feel seeing that most comments here are strangely unconcerned about the kind of catastrophes that happened in these times. Maybe it’s not so good we are so desensitised

  • MegaAstroFan18
    MegaAstroFan18 2 days ago

    Which waste storage containers were the ones that burst? The ones in Karachay, or the ones underground at Mayak?

  • hidden dark subconscious

    What's the name of the background music playing at 3:28 ?

  • Syn_70
    Syn_70 3 days ago

    this is the cause of the changing climate

  • Brent Sturgeon
    Brent Sturgeon 3 days ago

    it's my understanding that fukushima wasn't even that bad of an event, and you say that Fukushima was worse then you are really blowing this out of proportion .
    You know radiation is basically everywhere right|?

  • Critical Mass
    Critical Mass 3 days ago

    The kyshtym disaster was largely caused by the Soviets trying to copy American technology they didn't understand. They used the stolen plans for the Hanford site to build Mayak. The stolen plans they acquired had a large order for ammonium nitrate. They assumed we were using it for the plutonium extraction process, but we really planned on using it to make AnFo explosives for construction. This meant that the discharge lakes built up large amounts of high explosives and radioactive byproducts. Each spring there are incredibly high winds during the dry season. The lake dried up completely, the radioactive products started to heat up, and eventually it caused a detonation on the explosive. After the chemical explosion the high winds scattered the radiation over the entire area.

  • хардбасс
    хардбасс 4 days ago

    He says gulag so weird

  • O G Moustache Male facial companion

    Nuclear power is safe

  • Brian
    Brian 4 days ago

    Your transitions are remarkable hahaha

  • mark farminer
    mark farminer 4 days ago

    B235 was nuclear fission in uranium discovered by two British scientists in 1940 from Birmingham University rudolf peiels and otto frisch Google it.its very complicated to explain but you will see.we discovered from this we could build a nuclear weopen in 1940.

  • Kelkats9663
    Kelkats9663 5 days ago

    OK I FUCKING WATCHED ARE YOU HAPPY NOW TVclip?!?!

  • Amy Campbell
    Amy Campbell 5 days ago

    Hmm seems like an odd title maybe shoulda said became

  • 郑铄
    郑铄 5 days ago

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

  • StarAspect
    StarAspect 6 days ago

    I come from Sierra Leone....

  • John Smith
    John Smith 7 days ago

    How many times has Russia nuked itself?

  • James Weir
    James Weir 7 days ago

    *our livestock*

  • Patrick Baptist
    Patrick Baptist 7 days ago

    Takes some heartless cowards to bomb children...... But for some foolish reason that shit is praised over here in murika when in fact that is not any better than a child molester..... But that's murika pride for you, makes as much sense as sucking down milk from a boar.

  • Quin0911 Gracia
    Quin0911 Gracia 7 days ago

    *_V I L L A G E_*

  • Edgar González Casasola

    Some nuclear accidents were really 300 IQ moments, it pisses me off for the people that died during such incidents and the ecological consequences

  • Lune- 321
    Lune- 321 8 days ago

    You Canadian?

  • Battleground Gamer
    Battleground Gamer 8 days ago +1

    0:28 What gun is that?! They should be using Kalashnikov not some wooden double barrel shotgun stick with a gun magazine on it!!

  • Ahmet Refik Eryilmaz

    the names of the lakes are turkish. The inhabitants mentioned are turkish too. Another example of stalins atrocities against our people. May he burn in the hell

  • Remix
    Remix 8 days ago

    The guy in the thumbnail is missing everything except his head

  • Maxidine
    Maxidine 8 days ago

    *watches video*
    *sees baby with a dirty bottle*
    ITS TOXIC!
    *holds gun*

  • Excom Films
    Excom Films 9 days ago

    *watches this while visiting the Ural Mountains

  • AdminCreeper Games
    AdminCreeper Games 9 days ago

    what is the both sexes rank for

  • RᴀɪɴDᴇᴠᴏᴜʀ

    First Chernobyl, then this? Don't let Russia handle anything radioactive please.

    • Mark Ovich
      Mark Ovich 7 days ago

      we gave soviet Russia the uranium and plutonium in the 40s that's why the Cia knew about it and helped cover it up

    • Mark Ovich
      Mark Ovich 7 days ago

      this happened in 1957, chernoble 1986

  • John Pliusnin
    John Pliusnin 10 days ago +2

    I have lived in Chelyabinsk for 30 years until 2018. In 1957 Commies made pregnant women and even kindergarten children clean heavily polluted areas for months with just bare hands with no knowledge of what happened! They buried contaminated soil, crops and buildings. It was Communist experiment and probably the most disgusting crime in Russian history.
    Russia started to pay very small compensations (around 5 usd in a month) to victims of this catastrophe in 90s.
    Only 10000 affected residents from 270000 were evacuated in 1957-1959. So almost no evacuation...
    And Mayak still poured off radioactive waste directly to Techa river in 2000s. Chief of Mayak was even convicted for this, but amnestied.
    Last village Muslyumovo on the Techa river was replaced to safe place recent years, after 70 years of pollution.
    Lake Karachay was buried in November 2015.
    www.rferl.org/a/russia-mayak-villagers-living-in-shadow-nuclear-tragedy/28921944.html

  • Forger FortySeven
    Forger FortySeven 10 days ago

    was that whole vid just to a advertise that website Brilliant well played ...suck em in with the hart felt story then try and sell them some bullshit lol GG had me thinking you were actually concerned

  • isstinna
    isstinna 11 days ago

    Why am I learning something that I should have learned ~15 years ago in high school as a part of history of Russia (I live there!) now on a youtube channel that I once found just to watch fun videos about Japan? I am so shocked.

  • NostalgiaKarl K.F.
    NostalgiaKarl K.F. 11 days ago

    Where are you from?

  • HAHA NOOB
    HAHA NOOB 11 days ago

    Might as well call it...




    *WORLD WAR 2*

  • Jake k
    Jake k 11 days ago

    Lmao, everything ended with "but the US"

  • LukeTheRevhead
    LukeTheRevhead 12 days ago

    So the US dropped the Hiroshima atomic bomb? Ok then. I have only one job.

  • Rolf Jander
    Rolf Jander 12 days ago

    Son of a bitch!

  • Flint Pet
    Flint Pet 12 days ago

    Russia is dumb

  • Jake Smith
    Jake Smith 13 days ago

    My culture is not your intro

  • The_Other _Seto_Kaiba
    The_Other _Seto_Kaiba 14 days ago

    Melt the plastic in lava pits instead of dumping it in oceans.

  • TheSuperGlock
    TheSuperGlock 14 days ago

    Before the bideo even starts lemme guess...dumping?

  • Rich F
    Rich F 14 days ago

    Humans genuinely don't deserve this planet whatsoever!

  • Ana Vlasyuk
    Ana Vlasyuk 14 days ago

    Did you know that America copy Germany because Germany was the one who asked to have the blueprints to make a nuke.

  • Frank tenpenny
    Frank tenpenny 14 days ago

    FBI: we help you know give us the uranium that you fucking stole you Russians
    USSR: cyka ublyuduk
    FBI: fuck this
    WW3 Started

  • inthepocket
    inthepocket 14 days ago

    Make no mistake, there are many similar contaminated sites scattered around the US.

  • Joey Aguilar
    Joey Aguilar 15 days ago

    Wowsers! Is there anywhere on earth we haven't destroyed? No wonder we are back in the space race to colonize somewhere else.

  • V Romel
    V Romel 15 days ago

    We all are damn idiots, I hope New World Order fix it.

  • soap mactavish
    soap mactavish 16 days ago

    goddd damnit ramirez ujust hadded wun jojb nwo siucude

  • Elizabeth Marco
    Elizabeth Marco 16 days ago

    Leave it to Russia to fuck everything up environmentally

  • Bigplay55 Epic
    Bigplay55 Epic 16 days ago

    Superman: Chuck! Rasputin! Ever heard of Lake Karachay? C'mon, we need a break from people trying to see if we can survive stuff. Let's go!
    Rasputin: But-
    *Chuck and Superman are already at the lake*
    Rasputin: *facepalm* $#!#.

  • Tom Budin
    Tom Budin 16 days ago

    this is so fucked up that the nuclear contamination has probably made it's way to the arctic ocean

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnson 16 days ago

    Hmm. Maybe they cried because it's the Soviet ONION lol

  • Fookemon
    Fookemon 17 days ago

    i like how you sneak in the sponsors. LOL

  • Paul Bowers
    Paul Bowers 17 days ago

    wow

  • Barrett Howe
    Barrett Howe 17 days ago

    I'm sorry my country did that to your country

  • VI Spex
    VI Spex 17 days ago

    All because 1 dudes dick wasnt big enough

  • Blobby Blobfish Gaming

    4:05 wanna hear a joke?


    Using other TVclip channels as sources.

  • Blobby Blobfish Gaming

    Wanna hear a joke?


    A non-Communist-affected lake in the former USSR.

  • Scrotus the Annihilator

    Give yourselves to atom my friends

  • egg masks3
    egg masks3 18 days ago

    can we shut up about these dumb skillshare brilliant e rg e rvusb bkrtbetkfc,etbfggv

  • Gaser
    Gaser 18 days ago

    Pay? To get educated?? LOOOL

  • Prestige Wookie
    Prestige Wookie 18 days ago

    Maybe you could have picked a better time or transition to or for a sponsor plug

  • Karlo rade
    Karlo rade 19 days ago

    Soo you peak craoatian

  • Riaz exe X
    Riaz exe X 19 days ago

    *North east*

  • Supercooper28
    Supercooper28 19 days ago

    6:31 look at the center of the Nuclear symbol

  • Sl4v14t4r b0p0ha
    Sl4v14t4r b0p0ha 20 days ago

    FUKUSHIMA YOU FUKS

  • barkley128
    barkley128 20 days ago

    Stupid idiots. Communism should die and never ever come back.

  • Sinjinbin 64
    Sinjinbin 64 20 days ago

    Out of Nowhere?🤨🤔

  • Jackson Hall
    Jackson Hall 20 days ago

    Wow people were stupid back then.

  • A box of water
    A box of water 20 days ago +1

    Nuclear technology doesn’t kill people; incompetent handling of nuclear materials kills people.

  • Knitby
    Knitby 20 days ago

    Funny how he says km as "kilo mee-ter" instead of "kilo-meter"

  • ROMIN BELIC
    ROMIN BELIC 21 day ago

    Over 50,000 family's died in Chonobly

  • Arlo Virta
    Arlo Virta 21 day ago

    And this is why you follow the rules

  • Squeek Tate
    Squeek Tate 21 day ago

    That is the slickest ad placement ever. I'll check out brilliant just because of the seamless delivery. 👍

  • Ayo O
    Ayo O 21 day ago

    Where’s Captain Planet when you need him 😕

  • MrsMoon Jelly
    MrsMoon Jelly 22 days ago

    This sounds way to much like fallout. City-40?

  • Mateusz Lewandowski
    Mateusz Lewandowski 22 days ago

    11:10 *world explodes*

  • MsUncleKevin
    MsUncleKevin 22 days ago +1

    Another good example how bad and shitty russia really is.

  • Politically Incorrect
    Politically Incorrect 22 days ago

    Only one person more evil than Stalin, Mao Zedong.

  • VerdadAmericano
    VerdadAmericano 23 days ago

    Nuclear energy is so cruel in it's irony, capable to power the world, capable to destroy the world.

  • Haystro
    Haystro 23 days ago

    Kilometers sounds shorter than kilometers.

  • M M
    M M 23 days ago

    That ad transition though

  • tubewatch59
    tubewatch59 23 days ago

    Well the upside would be, really cheap housing and lakeside views.

  • 『《  Celestrial Gold》』

    How my face got more scary

  • Brady Cook
    Brady Cook 24 days ago

    Wow. They were definitely trying to save the planet here.

  • Zeoxaos
    Zeoxaos 24 days ago +1

    To compete with idiots first you need to become an idiot. That's why Stalin says: ,,Every problem has a number and an address "

  • Etraud
    Etraud 24 days ago

    Pain Of Salvation's "One Hour By The Concrete Lake" is an interesting album. It's exacly one hour long and focuses on the idea that standing for one hour in the shores of Lake Karachay is enough for someone to die in a few weeks due to the immense radiation. It makes use of this idea to criticize nuclear exploration and reflect on how humankind is slowly but steadily walking towards the end.

  • Gita Basant
    Gita Basant 24 days ago

    I went to the southern urals with my geiger counter and it EXPLODID

  • Ken Ray
    Ken Ray 24 days ago

    *PHEWtonium*

  • JLG_
    JLG_ 24 days ago

    That was one heck of a smooth sponsor transition

  • Xan VVK
    Xan VVK 24 days ago

    ONEEEEE PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Miss Venus
    Miss Venus 24 days ago

    This is fallout.

  • Henri Hänninen
    Henri Hänninen 26 days ago

    Comparing Kyshtym to 3mile, Chernobyl or Fukushima is bit unfair. Kyshtym was a weapons project, the other 3 were energy projects 2 of which were civilian.

  • TheBros2theend
    TheBros2theend 26 days ago

    Jesus christ loves you, God bless heal save and forgive you amen.