Chernobyl Reports and Media



Agricultural Impact of Chernobyl: A Warning

Download the PDF to this report published in Nature in 1986, which discusses the impact of the Chernobyl disaster and it's radioactive fallout has had on the area's agriculture. 

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Biological Consequences of Chernobyl: 20 Years On

Download the PDF to this report by Anders Møller and Timothy Mousseau detailing the affects the Chernobyl has had on the animals and environment that reside around the reactor.

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At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife.

Download the PDF to this report by Timothy Mousseau showing how nuclear meltdowns have harmed wildlife.

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Elevated Frequency of Cataracts in Birds from Chernobyl 

Download the PDF to this report which explores the link between cataracts in birds in the aftermath of the disaster.

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Elevated Frequency of Abnormalities in Barn Swallows From Chernobyl 

Download the PDF to this report, which examines brain abnormalities in Chernobyl's swallow population.


Antioxidants, Radiation and Mutation as Revealed by Sperm Abnormality in Barn Swallows from Chernobyl

Download the PDF to this study that establishes a link between Chernobyl's radiation and abnormalities in the sperm of barn swallows 

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The Number of Syllables in Chernobyl Cuckoo Calls Reliably Indicate Habitat, Soil and Radiation Levels

Download the PDF to this study that shows even bird calls are significantly affected by Chernobyl's radiation.


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AP Exclusive: Ukraine children eat food tainted by Chernobyl

What do you do when faced with the choice of feeding your children radioactive food or no food at all? For some who live in parts Ukraine and Belarus, this choice is something they face every day.

Read The AP Story Here.

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Vice News: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster, Locals Are Still Eating Radioactive Food

Locally produced food in parts of the Ukraine and Russia have been found to have high levels of radioactive contamination, some food has been found to have 16x more than the safe limit. What are locals to do when these radioactive foods are the only ones they can afford?

Read The Vice Story Here