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
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
Lake Baskunchak called the all-Russian salt-cellar. This unique waterfront area of 110 square kilometres is a unique depression on the top of a giant salt mountain, leaving deep under the ground and covered by a layer of sedimentary rocks. The depth of the salt reaches 6 kilometers and the capacity of the surface layer is 10 to 18 metres. The surface of the lake 21 feet below sea level.
Actually Baskunchak lake can be called with some exaggeration. For the most part, its surface can be walked, and in some places even to drive a car. To die is simply impossible — water saturated with salt by 90%, body is pushed to the surface.
However, the depth does not exceed 1 meter, and dry summer it almost dries completely.
These machines after each trip wash immediately. According to our driver, the car driving on a salt lake, not repaired, and changed all the nodes, because the salt corrodes everything and not possible to loosen a single nut. The weather on the day of the trip was not predictable: from burning sun to torrential rain.
Salt production in the lake was conducted since the VIII century, and carried her along the Great silk road. In Russian Continue reading