October 10, 2015

AT THIS RATE, HIROSHIMA WILL BE HABITABLE SOON...:

Nature thrives in Chernobyl, site of worst nuclear disaster (KATE KELLAND, 10/05/15, Reuters)

Some 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident blasted radiation across Chernobyl, the site has evolved from a disaster zone into a nature reserve, teeming with elk, deer and wolves, scientists said on Monday.

The remarkable turnaround in the area, which was declared a permanent no-go zone for people after the accident in 1986, suggests radiation contamination is not hindering wildlife from breeding and thriving, but underscores the negative impact humans have on populations of wild mammals.

Posted by at October 10, 2015 8:33 AM
  

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