Chernobyl Forest Fires Spread Fallout

A newly released study finds that wildfires in the Chernobyl area could release large amounts of cesium in the form of smoke, reaching many areas in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
Apparently the forests around the Chernobyl site, which have been left unmanaged for the past 30 years, contain high levels of radioactivity in the foliage and soil.
The study also found that forest fires in the area are increasingly likely due to drier conditions and drought, which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts will worsen.
One more reason to own a Geiger counter to monitor your environment and food.


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