Chernobyl’s Radioactive Pine Trees

Of all the consequences of nuclear disasters this I not one that was on my radar. Wow! I used to reluctantly support nuclear power because I know power generated from fossil fuels is damaging to the climate and the environment and it is also unsustainable. But with stories like this of the consequences I never even considered, along with the devastation in Japan’s Fukushima meltdown, it’s pretty hard to look at nuclear as a practical alternative to fossil fuels. We need more investment and government subsidies for renewables like wind, solar and geothermal.

** The radioactive trees of Chernobyl ** The Ukrainian city is slowly getting back to normal as it recovers from the 1986 nuclear disaster that left the surrounding land contaminated.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18721292

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