My home: Nuclear Base. Episode 05: "5 Kiloton Lake"
At about 10 miles, away from the epicenter, the grass is greener, birds are singing, horses, in the distance are grazing together with camels - It's an idyllic picture. But yet, we are trying to walk around very carefully, not to lift any rocks, or just step too hard. The ground, around us, is still highly radioactive.
At about 11 miles away from the epicenter, we found a very nice looking lake, made with about 5 kilotons of TNT. It should be swimmable, of course radioactive, but still - without terrible premature death. It is about 600 ft deep, exact numbers are unknown, as there are caves at the bottom, going deep down into the earth...
According to the locals, sometimes shadows of about 10 meters in length pass at the depth. Locals believe it's some type of a fish. But no one tried to catch it yet...
For the last 50 years, these sort of lakes, contained constantly mutated creatures. How these biological organisms changed, and adapted, was never researched... We will try to investigate, what's down there, during our next expedition.
For now, our 45 minutes of radiation safety, are over.
Short documentary episodes.
Life at the Nuclear Testing Range "Semipalatinsk-21" in Kazakhstan.
Producers: Timofey & Konstantin Yuriev
Date: March, 2012
Place: Semipalatinsk-21 (Kurchatov), Kazakhstan
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