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Chernobyl 30 years on

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An interesting article about what effect the Chernobyl disaster has had on nature:

 

https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1493-out-of-the-ashes

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No men at all Sid, not even 50 foot insectovores :lol: :lol:

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They're talking thousands of years before it returns to "safe" levels. Doesn't seem to be bothering the wildlife though!

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Which makes the situation rather puzzling, for if the food chain is contaminated and radiation ingested; one would expect high levels of cancers and birth defects amongst larger mammals ?

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/05/wildlife-thriving-around-chernobyl-nuclear-plant-despite-radiation

 

 

Of course it might take another 30 years before serious ill effects begin to be noticed, or before it is shown that the effects of radiation are shown to be exaggerated. Who knows? Certainly not me 8)

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