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Chernobyl vodka: first made in exclusion zone

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"It's the only bottle in existence - I tremble when I pick it up," says Prof Jim Smith, gingerly lifting a bottle of Atomik grain spirit.

The "artisan vodka", made with grain and water from the Chernobyl exclusion zone, is the first consumer product to come from the abandoned area around the damaged nuclear power plant.

The team started the vodka project by growing crops on a farm in the zone.

"Our idea then was [to use that rye grain] to make a spirit," they say.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49251471

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Chaldon

That's funny. It's written "самогон" on the bottle, which means "moonshine". Anyways it's a hard drug for addicts.

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Gwynbleidd

I cannot believe they're going to try to sell it.

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OverSword

It’s probably perfectly safe to drink, but there is no way I’m gonna try it :P

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Eldorado
4 hours ago, OverSword said:

It’s probably perfectly safe to drink, but there is no way I’m gonna try it :P

I'd try it.  One shot and you'll be glowing.  What's not to like about looking radiant!

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Timothy
2 hours ago, Eldorado said:

I'd try it.  One shot and you'll be glowing.  What's not to like about looking radiant!

It’s Ukraine.

The claw is what you don’t want to go close to... Have you seen it? What they used to disassemble the reactors and housing? 

A lovely massive solid mechanical metal claw! 

It’s sat in the forest, and still apparently the most radioactive thing you can get to. Just sat in a non-descript location in the forest.

I don’t think the location of the claw is easy to find, or publicly available (pls let me know if is, I haven’t pushed for it). But I would love to tour the buildings and the exclusion zone. Such an amazing and surreal place. 

The wildlife has bounced back and now it’s basically like a pristine national park.

I’m sure the vodka would be fine!

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
2 hours ago, Eldorado said:

I'd try it.  One shot and you'll be glowing.  What's not to like about looking radiant!

And you probably grow an extra arm or two could be handy :)

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Herr Falukorv

Cheers 



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DanL
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The only problem that I would have with drinking it is that it is VODKA. YUUUK! I wonder if they could make some atomic Tequila?

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highdesert50

There were thousands of people who wanted to drink the putrid water of an Egyptian sarcophagus. We have the Darwin awards. A Guinness record looms. Just think of this as chlorinating the gene pool.

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