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TUC Radio
Effects on air, soil, water, plants & animals
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 Maria Gilardin  Contact Contributor
This program presents the consequences of the Chernobyl explosion on the environment. How has the radiation affected - and continues to affect air, water, the soil, plants and animals. How does radiation move, disperse, bio-accumulate and enter the food chain. Specific examples are from studies on rivers and lakes, wild and domestic animals, birds, fish, fungi, bacteria, viruses, studies that show that they were all affected, in varying degrees, but without exception.
The closed 30 kilometer zone around the Chernobyl reactor and the contaminated lands of Belarus and the Ukraine are the world's first testing ground, a real life experiment nobody would dare to undertake on purpose, of the impact of chronic, ongoing radiation on life.

The source, again, is the book: Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment by Alexey Yablokov, member of the Russian Academy of Science; and Vassily Nesterenko, former director of the Belarussian Nuclear Center.

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00:29:00 1 April 26, 2011
Mendocino County, CA
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