Health Editor’s Note: Currently HBO has a big new hit with Chernobyl which is a five-part historical drama television miniseries. I think three episodes have been aired at this time. You will not believe what really happened during the after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which occurred in the Soviet Ukraine in April of 1986. The facts you will hear and see are bone-chilling and of course has affected every living thing within the fall-out pattern of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history. Here is another video Zero Hour: Disaster at Chernobyl Discovery Channel (2004)…..Carol
Forests Around Chernobyl Aren’t Decaying Properly
by Rachel Nuwer Smithsonian.Com
Nearly 30 years have passed since the Chernobyl plant exploded and caused an unprecedented nuclear disaster. The effects of that catastrophe, however, are still felt today. Although no people live in the extensive exclusion zones around the epicenter, animals and plants still show signs of radiation poisoning.
Birds around Chernobyl have significantly smaller brains that those living in non-radiation poisoned areas; trees there grow slower; and fewer spiders and insects—including bees, butterflies and grasshoppers—live there. Additionally, game animals such as wild boar caught outside of the exclusion zone—including some bagged as far away as Germany—continue to show abnormal and dangerous levels of radiation.