Photo Vlad Sokhin @lens_pacific from ‘The End of Mardai’ project It doesn’t

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Photo Vlad Sokhin @lens_pacific from ‘The End of Mardai’ project It doesn’t

Photo Vlad Sokhin @lens_pacific from ‘The End of Mardai’ project It doesn’t

Photo Vlad Sokhin @lens_pacific from ‘The End of Mardai’ project
It doesn’t appear on public maps yet the former mining town of Mardai in Mongolia was a major source of uranium for the Soviet Union before its implosion in the early 1990s. Today it lies abandoned, awash with radioactive waste.
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