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Chernobyl's legacy recorded in trees

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:06 PM

Exposure to radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl accident had a lasting negative legacy on the area's trees, a study has suggested.

Researchers said the worst effects were recorded in the "first few years" but surviving trees were left vulnerable to environmental stress, such as drought.

They added that young trees appeared to be particularly affected.


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:18 PM

Has anyone ever done a study on the people?

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

View Postbrlesq1, on 13 August 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

Has anyone ever done a study on the people?
im sure they did like decades ago up to the present but the effects on the environment is a different matter.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

View Postbrlesq1, on 13 August 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

Has anyone ever done a study on the people?
yes they have

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:11 PM

View Postbrlesq1, on 13 August 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

Has anyone ever done a study on the people?

Chernobyl Study Reveals First Direct Evidence That Risk Of Thyroid Cancer Rises With Increasing Radiation Dose (2004)

Health effects of the Chernobyl accident: an overview (2006)

Researchers study cancer risks for Chernobyl survivors (2011)

The Chernobyl accident (2012)

As you can see there have been, and probably will continue to be, many studies on the effects of Chernobyl on the individual survivors. These four links are just the very tip of the iceberg.

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