A trip to Kyrgyzstan
Kaji-Say is a small seaside resort city. The lake on which it is situated has been a destination for Kirghiz, Kazakhs and Russian tourists since the 70’s. A few hotels and old infrastructures that still have communist vibes are located on the beach.
But the soviet union let another legacy to the town : just behind the touristic facilities, on the mountains, remains a huge pile of uranium wastes. At each rainy period, this pile threatens to pour some radioactive elements into the lake and contaminate the whole region.
Text and photo Olivia Blondel