Radioactive Wolves

  • dan

    i never heard of this reactor melt down, wierd…

  • tuesday

    watched the tv episode on PBS
    never heard of this nuclear blowout
    how can the populations be better than before?
    wouldnt they have mutations?
    i think its wonderful that you’re still keeping track of the area
    itd be interesting to findout just how long rradioactivity can last

  • Jim Valiga

    Very good show. I think that it should have explained what millisieverts are, what the annual dose rate is in the exclusion zone (max and min), and what the effects of long term radiation exposure are on a population and an individual. The observation that something is 5 times the ordinary background radiation is somewhat misleading, as you didn’t say what the background was and what effect the current heightened background has. This should be a good study area (and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident) to find out more about the long term effect of radiation – too bad we’re doing it because of our screw-ups.

  • beverly

    Amazing pictures. Chernobyl was a great vision for the future. 1986 meltdown was personally frightening because my son was going to spend ten months in Yugoslavia beginning in August 1986. Thank you for bringing the story to us.

  • Jill Schaeffer

    It seems that an eco system is developing (or re-developing) quickly. I guess my question is the obvious one: why is the level of radioactivity so harmful to humans but seemingly irrelevant for any other species, plant or animal. Has anyone been studying that phenomenon?

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