Russia Geography Chelyabinsk Region

Chelyabinsk Region

Chelyabinsk Region lies in the centre of the southern Urals. Its main industry is ferrous metallurgy, in which it leads the country. Chelyabinsk Region is also an important centre of tractor production and the electric-technical industry. The largest number of “atomic towns” is found here, engaged in the production of nuclear fuel. In 1957, part of the region was contaminated by radioactive pollution, following an accident at a nuclear waste reprocessing plant.

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