Interview: After the bomb

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By Fred Pearce Kaisha Atakhanova was born in Karaganda, an industrial city and former gulag. She graduated in biology from Karaganda State University and began full-time research, specialising eventually in the genetic effects of radiation on amphibians. In 1992 she abandoned her research to found the Karaganda Ecological Center, to promote environmental protection and grass-roots democracy in Kazakhstan. She recently ran a successful campaign to block a plan to import nuclear waste into Kazakhstan for disposal What do you remember about the nuclear tests when you were young? We lived 400 kilometres away from the tests,