Sunday, October 3, 2010

Soviet nuclear test: Lake Chagan



"Lake Chagan (or Lake Balapan), Kazakhstan, is a lake created by the Chagan nuclear test fired on January 15, 1965. Often referenced as "Atomic Lake", the crater lake volume is approximately 100,000 m3 (81 acre·ft), and is still radioactive, although it has decayed to the point where people can swim in the lake. As at the Trinity site of the first United States nuclear weapon test in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the exposed rock was melted into a glassy substance."

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