There is ongoing contamination and human exposure around Chernobyl!
Scientists have found that crops grown near the Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine are still contaminated with radiation from the explosive 1986 disaster.
The new study found above safe consumption level of two radioactive isotopes, strontium 90 and cesium 137, in grains of wheat, rye, oats and barley sampled from fields about 31 miles (50 kilometers) south of the nuclear plant, just outside the Chernobyl’s “exclusion zone.”
Strontium 90, the most present radioactive isotope, was measured above safe consumption level in 48% of samples as well as in wood samples.
Keep in mind that officials always claim that when the forest burns in the exclusion zone, there is no problems of contamination.
But radioactive wood is the problem
When analyzing the wood ash from domestic wood-burning ovens, they found strontium 90 levels that were 25 times higher than the safe limit.
Locals use this ash, as well as ash from the local thermal power plant (TPP), to fertilize their crops.
Contamination of grain and wood grown in the Ivankiv district remains of major concern and deserves further urgent investigation.
It would be also great to know the same for fields near the Idaho National Laboratory and Hanford Site in the US. Do you think your food is safe there? More radioactivity news on Elsevier, Exceter, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.
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