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Chernobyl's legacy: radioactive wild boars
5:30 PM, Aug 19, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
The consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster continue: The soil in places like Bavaria, Germany, still has a measurable amount of Cesium, which in turn is being passed on to the wild boar population, which feeds on truffles and mushrooms. (And it doesn't help that by nature they tend to stick their snouts into the soil.) Hunters taking home their prize and hoping to feast on a nice Wildschwein later discover their meat is radioactive. And the number of contaminated wild boars is apparently on the rise.
According to the Associated Press,
Wild boars are scary enough. (Remember the ones that killed Mason Verger in Hannibal? And no, I'll spare you the link to that clip.) But radioactive wild boars that possibly grow in size and strength when angered? I'll stick to a nice Zwiebelrostbraten, thank you very much.
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