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Russians in the town of Muslyumovo suffer from long-term nuclear contamination

Muslyumovo is the only settlement left along the banks of the contaminated Techa river. Several other settlements were evacuated following huge radioactive discharges from the upstream nuclear reprocessing plant in the early 1950s.

The local government passed a resolution 1994 to relocate the residents of Muslyumovo who have suffered the most, but poor economic conditions caused no action to be taken.