December 15, 2011
Butugichag Corrective Labour Camp (1945-1955)
"The camp’s main activity was the mining of various types of ore, including tin, gold, and uranium. The camp also contained a top secret research-medical facility where a series of experiments were conducted on camp inmates. Witnesses of the camp state that the camp took the life of some 380,000 people in the 10 years of its existence. Most notable about the camp is the fact that uranium mining was conducted here manually without any protective gear whatsoever. The average miner’s life span lasted only months here. To this day the radiation in the area is above normal. The administration of the Tenkin Raion installed warning signs around the area as a precaution for the trespassers."

Butugichag Corrective Labour Camp (1945-1955)

"The camp’s main activity was the mining of various types of ore, including tin, gold, and uranium. The camp also contained a top secret research-medical facility where a series of experiments were conducted on camp inmates. Witnesses of the camp state that the camp took the life of some 380,000 people in the 10 years of its existence. Most notable about the camp is the fact that uranium mining was conducted here manually without any protective gear whatsoever. The average miner’s life span lasted only months here. To this day the radiation in the area is above normal. The administration of the Tenkin Raion installed warning signs around the area as a precaution for the trespassers."


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