07/21/2020 (Tue) 23:13:07
>>38721>The kushtym disaster was waaaay worse than chernobyl.
Not really. Chernobyl released much more material and damaged more populated region. Kyshtym disaster also was pretty serious, but relatively remote location and luck with winds helped to prevent large scale problems.
It was also much more secret, just because it happened in 50s and "Mayak" plant is closely tied with army and nuclear weapons. But information became open in late 80s, so its relative obscureness (outside of Russia) depends not on propaganda, but lack of interest.