Siberian village struggles with nuclear past
In contaminated area of Chelyabinsk, locals say government resettlement funds were stolen.
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2012 18:46

Sixty years after radioactive waste was dumped in a river in southwest Siberia, local residents are still suffering.

The Russian government says a resettlement programme to move more than 100 villages has been completed. But residents say money that should have been used to re-house them has been stolen.

Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford has the second of his special reports from the Chelyabinsk region.

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