Scientists monitoring increased radiation levels at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant are considering whether human intervention may be required to prevent a further catastrophe. It was reported last week that sensors in one of the basement rooms containing solidified fuel (FCMs) from the remains of the destroyed nuclear reactor had been picking up increased levels of neutrons over the past four years, signalling the nuclear fission process has restarted. Nuclear scientists monitoring the activity say they aren’t sure why the reactions are increasing, and they can’t rule out the possibility of an accident should levels continue to rise. Now, authorities are working to figure out a solution.
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Vodka made from radioactive apples grown near Chernobyl has been seized by Ukrainian officials. The brand, called Atomik, includes ingredients from the nuclear power plant’s still-radioactive exclusion zone. However, UK drinkers have been denied the chance to consume the heady brew after bottles were blocked during their journey across Europe.
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