Ozersk the most radioactive city in the world

The ghost town of Ozersk is known worldwide for being the victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but it was not the only place in the Soviet Union where nuclear accidents took place.  In fact, the Soviet government did not report news of such incidents, though there were many.  A special installation, known as City-40, was the first Soviet plutonium production complex and the scene of three major nuclear accidents.


Until the 1990s, the City-40 did not even appear on the map, there were no street signs indicating their existence and its inhabitants did not exist, at least officially.  The city is in complete isolation and it is not possible to get there.  But despite complete isolation, residents are not enthusiastic about leaving their city.

It is a paradox common to all closed cities, a phenomenon that still exists in the contemporary world.  In 2001, the Russian government recognized the existence of 42 closed cities, but is estimated to be at least 15 ghost towns.

After World War II ended, detainees began building the secret City-40 where the Soviets produced plutonium.

People were persuaded to live in City-40 because they were offered a very high standard of living.

Due to lack of responsibility for security, numerous accidents occurred at the nuclear power plant, contaminating a large area.

The authorities hid everything and people did not know they were living in a radioactive area.

Most residents are proud to live in a closed city, but do not know what is often called the "Graveyard". 




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