A newly unearthed secret report claims Russia covered up a nuclear disaster four times worse than Chernobyl, it has been reported. During the 1950s, one detonation in Kazakhstan resulted in four times the number of cases of acute radiation sickness than those from the Chernobyl disaster, it is said. More than 600 people ended up in hospital and at least 100,000 people are believed to have been affected by the explosion. Children are still being born today with defects resulting from the fallout, according to the report by New Scientist. In August 1956, fallout from a Soviet nuclear weapons test at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan engulfed the industrial city of Ust-Kamenogorsk over 100 miles away.
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