12. Lake Karachay
Lake Karachay has been dumping ground for one of the Soviet Union’s bigger nuclear facilities and it could kill you if you even get close. This is not place to go if you’re looking for a lakeside cabin. It’s so radioactive that if you are to stand next to the lake for one hour in 1990 you yourself would become radioactive and face fatal consequences in a matter of days.
Located in Russia’s Chelyabinsk Oblast region near the border of Kazakhstan it’s been home to quite a few accidents. The water in the lake has also been known to dry up and spread radioactive in the wind.