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How We Fixed the Most Radioactive Place on Earth

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Once upon a time, there was a lake that was so radioactive, that standing on its shore for more than an hour would almost definitely kill you. Join Olivia to learn how it got that bad in the first place, and what was done to fix it! Hosted by: Olivia Gordon Head to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, الخليفي سلطان, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://curiosity.com/topics/the-radioactive-lake-karachay-is-the-worlds-most-polluted-place-curiosity/ https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.eg.18.110193.002451 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/glossary/lethal-dose-ld.html https://www.euronuclear.org/info/encyclopedia/l/lethal-dose.htm https://inis.iaea.org/collection/NCLCollectionStore/_Public/27/002/27002725.pdf https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ed081p1440 https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/radiation/around-us/doses-daily-lives.html https://www.nti.org/learn/facilities/894/ https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/35304892833.pdf https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/atom-bomb-successfully-tested https://wiseinternational.org/nuclear-monitor/341/soviet-weapons-plant-pollution https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00963402.1999.11460370 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672329/ http://www.safetyinengineering.com/FileUploads/Mayak%20NF%20article_1462201332_2.pdf https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02408278 https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/sodium_nitrate#section=Top http://www.concrete.org.uk/fingertips-nuggets.asp?cmd=display&id=786 Critical Masses: Citizens, Nuclear Weapons Production, and Environmental Destruction in the United States and Russia; Russell J. Dalton Nuclear Waste: The Problem that Won't Go Away; Nicholas K. Lenssen https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/10-of-the-world-s-most-radioactive-places.html https://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/russia/chelyabinsk-65_nuc.htm http://www.proatom.ru/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7383 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5165736.stm http://www.unscear.org/docs/reports/2008/11-80076_Report_2008_Annex_D.pdf https://web.archive.org/web/20061004155420/http://www.seattle.battelle.org/RussReg/ResourceCenter/MayakChemicalCombine-RussiaPlutonium.htm
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Pandasalad (2 дня назад)
You said it wrong it's ch [shhhhh] instead of kh
Angus Buchanan (30 дней назад)
Many wonderful patriotic hard working Russian techs taken from Saint Petersburg died terrible miserable deaths after short term mishaps ... they had to volunteer and then draw straws to cleaning up waste with rubber apron and boots mop and bucket as - non - protection. They knew in their twenties ...yet they sacrificed for mother Russia
Thomas Conrow (1 месяц назад)
"But if we had just disposed of our waste safely, we could have avoided this whole mess." Your pronoun is misleading. Exactly who is the we you are referring to?
Christopher Noel (1 месяц назад)
A reasonable video, but I feel it lacked visuals. It felt more like a lecture than a science show. Novels are good, but a few illustrations once in a while help to make it more enjoyable.
PaintHerWhite (1 месяц назад)
Every one of her sentences sounds the same. Her voice starts off real high and then drifts down to where she sounds like a frog croaking at the end.
CastelDawn (2 месяца назад)
almost definitely...
Sean (2 месяца назад)
Poor animals that called it home.. We're killing this world
Kelvin Nishikawa (2 месяца назад)
Olivia: please stop looking up to the right, thanks.
nope nope (2 месяца назад)
Wow, upward inflection girl got puffy... should have let her go before she got hired.
Antoinette Vandenbroucke (2 месяца назад)
Do you mean cement or concrete?
Luis Aldamiz (2 месяца назад)
It's interesting but the title is way too positive, from the 3rd most radioactive place to the 7th is not that big of a change after all. There was recently a radioactive incident of some sort with radioactive winds detected coming from that facility, never clarified AFAIK. So it's still bad, very bad.
Leo (2 месяца назад)
Why you would never want an unchecked government that has no opposition?
Frick Frack (2 месяца назад)
Imma speculate and say that we fixed it with even more pollution.
- WRSMITH - (2 месяца назад)
Make every other place more radiactive so that place isnt as radiactive as other areas
Who-man who (2 месяца назад)
That was the most uninteresting video I've ever seen on sci-show I actually find myself missing those 5 minutes of life
結構Hentai_cures_ ligma (2 месяца назад)
Cat Hater (2 месяца назад)
oh my god, just leave the woman alone. who cares about the way she talks? just don’t watch the video if it’s so annoying.
Iavor Nikiforoff (2 месяца назад)
You accindentaly included stolen Crimean peninsula in the map of Russia. PLEASE FIX IT!
Jake Pawl (2 месяца назад)
God damnit I hate this narrator. Please go away. I can Fuckin read.
Adam Smith (2 месяца назад)
i can see where her nipples are on her shirt. my dingus has an itch.
Nina Williams (2 месяца назад)
I'm sorry but OMG i haven't seen her in awhile I'm kinda shocked cuz she's pregnant she looks different
Adam Eggers (2 месяца назад)
New microphone?
Joseph Howard (3 месяца назад)
Soviets: Water is great radiation shield. Nothing can get out. Cesium: *Rolls up sleeves*
LIGMA BALLZ (3 месяца назад)
Liyah Munehira (3 месяца назад)
I couldn’t help but notice the people that commented on Olivia’s “frog voice” not even realizing that every one of you probably speaks in a way that irritates the hell out of somebody too, but they were CONSIDERATE enough about your feelings not to point it out.
facite non victimarum (3 месяца назад)
First, you're not being considerate enough about OUR feelings to claim that every one of us speaks in a way that irritates the hell out of somebody. You just hurt my sensitive feelings while not realizing you're being inconsiderate and hypocritical. Second, if everyone speaks in an annoying, irritating way as you claim, then no one would even notice her vocal habits, they would just be normal. But people do notice because they're not normal, they're irritating as f-ing hell. Third, maybe you should apologize to Olivia for repeating the claim she has a frog voice, and to the rest of us for saying we're all irritating to someone. Fourth, as Olivia would say, ribbit ribbit ribbit croak croak ribbit ribbit...🐸
Dino Nucci (3 месяца назад)
How's about a single picture of the lake during this vid? Crazy idea?
Jason Rigby (3 месяца назад)
Comrade, you say "we" like I'm Russian.
SteveVi0lence (3 месяца назад)
I feel sorry for that baby, having to listen to her voice FML
bearsemen (3 месяца назад)
I was bitten by a radioactive spider and now there is spiderweb in my poop
Cryptosporidium 137 (3 месяца назад)
Get out of here, Stalker!
Milos Stojanovic (3 месяца назад)
Not any nuclear material could be fixed, nor "cleaned", nuclear energy for now is the worst kind of energy, we dont have solution for nuclear radioactive waste, and also those nuke weapons test sites, that radiation does not "stay" in the same spot it gets blown by wind all over the planet, whatever there are wars or some other disaster, nuclear waste will get us eventually, until some day we could actually "clean completely" waste and radioactivity, i would be always against it.
TheHadesShade (3 месяца назад)
Kinda ridiculous that the EU and the USA have to fund a clean up of a disastrous mess that the Soviet Union/Russia caused on their own with very obvious mistakes.
comics 4 life (3 месяца назад)
0:57 cold war isn't finnished,it just began
The Steadfast Duelist (3 месяца назад)
1:46 *So you could say "They were too hot to handle". Ba Dum Tss*
With Love, From Dad (3 месяца назад)
Congrats on the smol human
Randy Eldridge (3 месяца назад)
Mindset of the 50s to the 90s was hell with it let some one else fix it.
Mayur Degda (3 месяца назад)
Olivia ur hot...
Norris Thomas (3 месяца назад)
She looks good wth the weight on her, she almost looks like a different person.
Dona Burns (3 месяца назад)
All the comments about this woman’s voice confuse me. I can’t hear anything discordant or offensive.
Francesco SkZ Mauro (3 месяца назад)
For who was wondering what they are, Beta rays= electrons
A. Ruiz (3 месяца назад)
So the lake was basically cover up. Good plan.
richard bidinger (3 месяца назад)
Night fishing would have been easy, all the fish would have glowed.
ApexPredator_ (3 месяца назад)
Thought Russia was rich. Laughable begging US and EU for money to fix the issues it created. Damned communists.
scowell (3 месяца назад)
This explains the Shibidi video now.
Konjo Akhberet (3 месяца назад)
Why does she talk like that??!! That weird throat thing you get towards the end of her sentence?? It’s annoying
Matty Ward (3 месяца назад)
Khabib to fight lake
ertyderty7 (3 месяца назад)
All I can think about is nipples.
warren jiang (3 месяца назад)
This is just me she got thick
john doe (3 месяца назад)
her torso is so wide compared to her arms
Cynthia McCullough (3 месяца назад)
Olivia, you look so beautiful!!
Truly Infamous (3 месяца назад)
Those Soviets never seemed to care for the environment around them.
Jeffrey McCune 85 (3 месяца назад)
Hi again, miss Amy Faraflower-Cooper!
Jaja Binx (3 месяца назад)
Her glottal voice is annoying
Science Troll (3 месяца назад)
" If we had just disposed of the waste safely . . . "  Scientists are the stupidest people on Earth.
Hamil Patel (3 месяца назад)
really like where this channel is going. always super interesting stuff.
Steven Torrey (3 месяца назад)
Russian Barbarians owning nuclear weapons and nuclear processing plants!
ZEZERBING (3 месяца назад)
Build a retirement home. By the time it effects them, well...you know.
fjsantana12 (3 месяца назад)
Marijuana actually gets rid of radiation almost the same way it gets rid of it in your body.. but ohh yeah a plant is still illegal because of corporations.
sanjuansteve (3 месяца назад)
We should end nukes (weapons too), end fossil fuels and switch to electric vehicles and solar power.
Nikola95inYT (2 месяца назад)
The funniest comment I've ever seen. This world is not a Disney movie, mate
UserNameAnonymous (3 месяца назад)
Way to downplay the evils perpetrated by the Soviet Union... You talk about it as though it was an honest mistake. They also dumped waste into the Techa River for decades knowing that hundreds of thousands of people used the river as a water source. The people in charge CLEARLY weren't concerned with safety. Do you really believe they ever planned to clean up the lake? Gimme a break. The mentality was "Just dump it in the lake and forget about it. If it ends up killing a few thousand innocent people, oh well. We can sacrifice those people because it's for the greater good."
maragani sasank sai (3 месяца назад)
is she pregnant
Comrade Da (3 месяца назад)
Oh, those kooky reds!
Freddie Ellis (3 месяца назад)
I wonder if the moon would make a good storage site for nuclear waste?
C.O. Jones (3 месяца назад)
You mispronounced “technetium”. That makes it look like you have no idea what you’re talking about.
B Welkinator (3 месяца назад)
"If WE had just disposed of our waste safely we could have avoided this whole mess." I'm very confused; it was the Soviet's mess and once WE knew of it, WE went in and helped ameliorate it. Right?
Fraser Henderson (3 месяца назад)
"dispose of our waste safely"? that's a clever idea... but too crazy for industry, government and the military. maybe a few hippies will try it. if they have any radioactive isotopes.
fast vinny (3 месяца назад)
Japan is the most radioactive place on earth. Japan is killing the world!!!!!
alex h (3 месяца назад)
Her tone deaf voice more toxic then the lake.
mboiko (3 месяца назад)
What a nightmare...perfect place to go brownfield to solar brightfield as long as you wear the appropriate protection 8-)
Trigger Happy (3 месяца назад)
Sigh humans. Radiative disasters, oil drilling, fracking, coal mining, animal agriculture... It's like we want to destroy our future and the future of what species are left for temporary holy profit.
Jake Yaboi (3 месяца назад)
Please get a new presenter
Jaevwyn (3 месяца назад)
Tumblr? Oh this is a serious video
killgaz motron (3 месяца назад)
ooooh shes pregnant. Thought she hit the drivethrough super hard for a week strait after a breakup for a second.
bobbyjoejrfred (3 месяца назад)
it's kind of sad that when it comes to radiation "fixed" means covering it in concrete and forgetting about it
korcommander (3 месяца назад)
We? Communists arent people.
Elvis Sanchez (3 месяца назад)
Destroying the planet is such hard work.
You're Wrong (3 месяца назад)
Describe the Soviet Union in 5 words or less: "A long string of bad decisions"
culwin (3 месяца назад)
I don't care what you say, looks like sugar to me.
William Shreckengost (3 месяца назад)
Angry rock candy!
Eric Vickery (3 месяца назад)
dam russians....... almost as bad as us
Co Alexei (3 месяца назад)
Olivia Gordon!? I though you had fixed that disgusting voice fray at the end of every sentence?! Thanks, I can't watch another SciShow video because of you! GO BACK TO DICTION TRAINING YA JERK!
Skud (3 месяца назад)
if the lake was just covered like that wouldn't the radioactive material just keep heating up more and more till something else bad happened?
Rockzilla1122 (3 месяца назад)
wow who wouldve guessed communism would do something like that
Josh St. Louis (3 месяца назад)
Beta rays 😂
Kittsuera (3 месяца назад)
Aww couldn't all that waste have been used as a thermal power plant? Such a waste.
Rosie Posie (3 месяца назад)
I love your energy in this video, Olivia!
TpzBla (3 месяца назад)
I thought it was pronounced "Tek knee she um". Not "Tek knee T um."
Connor West (3 месяца назад)
I prefer Tom or the other guy to this chick.
shaun jamers (3 месяца назад)
Is it just me or do i see nipples?
Sanjorii (3 месяца назад)
Dat boobies!
naihanchin Kempo (3 месяца назад)
we? you mean they
J K (3 месяца назад)
What's this "we" stuff you keep talking about? The Russians were like this (paranoid, secretive, and disastrously trying to do things they have no talent for) long before communism and always will be. Don't lump the rest of the world in with them.
Max M (3 месяца назад)
What do you mean "if WE had just disposed of OUR waste safely..."??? The SOVIETS did this...there is No "WE" or "OUR" in the equation. WE didn't do this, THEY did.
Suharto Gutur (3 месяца назад)
Never ceases to surprise me how negligent we humans are in regards to the environment. Shame.
UFCMania155 (3 месяца назад)
The only thing more toxic and radioactive are stupid commie, man-hating feminists like her
duy (3 месяца назад)
Please create a time machine and go there
Darth-Matt92 (3 месяца назад)
Idk if I would call bearing the waste as fixing it
Steampunk (3 месяца назад)
kulwantb (3 месяца назад)
Am I the only one who finds it incredibly annoying with the tone in which all her sentences end in?
Miguel A. Gil (3 месяца назад)
Ahhh The wonders of communism

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