Chernobyl - 30 years of destruction

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Chernobyl - 30 years of destruction

Postby trailblaze on Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:09 pm

30 years on, Norway’s radioactive reindeer are a stark reminder of Chernobyl legacy
The 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, Ukraine, had far-reaching and long-term effects for both people and the environment

If that headline does not get the attention of Japan and others then I do not know what will ... 03571.html

Reindeer are perhaps not the first things which spring to mind when you think of nuclear fallout.

However, 30 years after the nuclear power plant explosion in Chernobyl, Ukraine, and more than a thousand miles away, the grazing animals are recording high levels of radioactivity. Last September reindeer in Våga reinlag AS, Jotunheimen, had readings of 8,200 becquerel per kilo of radioactive substance Caesium-137, according to Norway's The Local.

Japan should not be rushing with the cleanup and wanting to move people back into their deserted homes. It's not the magic fix that some make it out to be. Cleaning up the soil does not make it all go away. It's buried deep in the soil, in the plants, trees, creatures living in the water and on land.
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Re: Chernobyl - 30 years of destruction

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:04 am

Spotted a news item in a steel manufacturer's publication about steel used to make a sarcophagus over a decade's at Chernobyl's reactor 4.

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