A newly revealed secret report has unearthed some devastating facts about Russian nuclear testing in the 1950’s. One of them is 4 times worse than the infamous Chernobyl Mishap. The report commissioned during the Cold War sheds light on a detonation in Kazakhstan that affected 100,000 people & more than 600 of them had to be hospitalised.
The aftermath of the fallout was so bad that even after a month of the disaster the dose rates in the area were still a 100 times more than what is recommended as safe by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. & now after more than half a century of the explosion, children with congenital deformities are being born in the area till this day.
The report shows that 456 nuclear tests were carried out there between 1949 to 1989. 340 of them were done underground & 116 were done out in the atmosphere. One fallout in August 1959 engulfed the industrial city of Ust-Kamenogorsk. 638 people had to be hospitalised due to radiation poisoning & thousands were killed.
A special clinic under the control of Moscow was set up to track radiation and its health effects in the area. The clinic was named the ‘Anti-Brucellosis Dispensary No. 4’. It was named after a highly infectious disease to hush up the real purpose of the clinic. After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the dispensary became the Institute of Radiation Medicine & Ecology.
Although the Russian government destroyed most of the expedition reports before they could be revealed, this report somehow managed to survive & it clearly shows why they wanted these reports destroyed in the first place.