Journalists of the British newspaper The Daily Mail called the most dangerous place on the planet is lake Karachay.
More recently, only needed one hour spent on the shore to die.
Those wishing to purchase a property on the lake of course like the cost of houses on the shore of a picturesque lake in Russia, there is only a small problem: to live long, they won’t be able.
In 1990, the man who had been on shore about an hour, received a radiation dose of 600 roentgens, enough to kill a man.
The lake, located southwest of Chelyabinsk, has long been the repository of radioactive waste. Today the surface of lake Karachay largely covered by concrete, although the radiation level is still high.
From the history of the Karachay.
Chelyabinsk region is known as the most significant accumulation of radioactivity only in lake Karachay «hidden» two of Chernobyl. Since 1953 in the pond «supplies» deadly debris ON «lighthouse», which is located in the closed city Ozersk. …In 1949 in the Chelyabinsk region launched the country’s first industrial complex for obtaining plutonium was created production Association «lighthouse». Hard deadline of nuclear capacity in operation in the almost complete absence of systems of radiative and technological control resulted in 1949-1956 in the river Continue reading
This province is located in the northeastern part of Cambodia, on the border with Laos. Despite the fact that the rapid development of the province is gradually changing the traditional way of life, Ratanakiri remains the most interesting place for adventure lovers and eco-tourists.
In the Annam mountains, located in the territory of the province, inhabited by some rare species of animals. So, recently there are new types: Annam rabbit, and the saola antelope. Also live here Amaury and Indochinese tigers. Unfortunately, all these animals are extremely rare.
Ratanakiri has long provided a home for hill tribe Khmer lei. Some of them have almost no contact with the outside world and retain most of their own centuries-old traditions.
In addition, this province is famous for magnificent nature and a wealth of natural resources. There are mountains and hills, uplands and lowlands, rivers and beautiful waterfalls, and even volcanic lake of Yak Laom.
The lake is approximately 5 km from the centre of the province, Banlung. It is a beautiful volcanic lake located in the crater of an extinct volcano. It is believed that the last eruption took place here 4,000 years ago. Diamert Yak Lom of approximately 800 m, its depth Continue reading
The biggest Japanese lake
Biwa is the largest lake of the Country of the rising sun. Since ancient times it is famous for the clear waters, in recent years this pond is an example of careful attitude to the nature for the entire world community.
The largest lake of Japan located on the largest island of the country of Honshu . Here, in the Western part, in Shiga Prefecture have any long revered by the Japanese as a sacred lake Biwa. The water of this lake is so clear that the legend about its purity were stacked hundreds of years ago.
To call this Alpine lake can only be a stretch, Biwa height above sea level of only 86 meters. The length of the lake is 63 km and a width of 20 km. the lake Is divided into North and South. The Northern part of lake Biwa deeper, the average depth here is 50 meters, the southern part of the Biwa is much smaller – tens of times. The deepest part of the lake Biwa is a depression in 104 metres from the water’s surface.
Interestingly, the temperature of the waters of this lake are the same, even at depth. Scientists this fact is not left alone, was carried out the following experiment: on the bottom of the lake were laid, vacuum-Packed plastic bags with rice. As it turned out, at the bottom of lake rice can be stored for three Continue reading