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DNA research among Chornobyl’s dogs could provide answers about the effects of living in a radioactive environment via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter […] Now, Chornobyl’s hapless lost dogs and cats find themselves living in a war zone as well. Russian troops marched into the Exclusion Zone at the very start of the invasion, in late February 2022, and … Continue reading

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Fukushima Plants Showing ‘Unusual Growing Patterns’ as Residents Return via Newsweek

Japan’s Fukushima, the site of the world’s second-worst nuclear disaster, is showing “unusual growing patterns” among vegetation in the area because of the radiation contamination. […] Over 300,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes, and an exclusion zone had … Continue reading

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A grim reality: Living longterm in radioactively contaminated areas damages our health via Beyond Nuclear International

By Cindy Folkers A growing body of evidence supports a grim reality: that living in radioactively contaminated areas over multiple years results in harmful health impacts, particularly during pregnancy.  This is borne out in a recent study by Anton V. Korsakov, Emilia V. … Continue reading

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Chernobyl ‘Exclusion Zone’ Radiation Doses Reanalyzed via Scientific American

By Rachel Nuwer | Scientific American December 2020 Issue Evidence builds that animals are scarcer in more heavily contaminated areas […] “The effects we saw are consistent with conventional wisdom about radiation,” says University of South Carolina biologist Timothy Mousseau, co-author of the … Continue reading

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Chernobyl: bumblebees still at risk from radiation nearly 35 years on via The Conversation

By Katherine Raines […] Many imagine Chernobyl to be a nuclear wasteland, where wildlife is struggling to survive or is severely mutated. But this is not the case. Much of the exclusion zone is relatively uncontaminated (with radiation levels close … Continue reading

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Dose reconstruction supports the interpretation of decreased abundance of mammals in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone via Scientific Reports

Karine Beaugelin-Seiller, Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace, Claire Della-Vedova, Jean-Michel Métivier, Hugo Lepage, Timothy A. Mousseau & Anders Pape Møller  Abstract We re-analyzed field data concerning potential effects of ionizing radiation on the abundance of mammals collected in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) to interpret these findings from current knowledge … Continue reading

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De novo congenital malformation frequencies in children from the Bryansk region following the Chernobyl disaster (2000–2017) via Heliyon

Author links open overlay panelAnton V.Korsakov, Emilia V.Geger, Dmitry G.Lagerev, Leonid I.Pugach, Timothy A.Mousseau Abstract Background Ionizing radiation and chemical pollution can disrupt normal embryonic development and lead to congenital malformations and fetal death. We used official government statistical data … Continue reading

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A New Wildlife Refuge On The Grounds Around An Old Nuclear Weapons Plant via NPR

The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge sits on more than 5,000 acres of trees, wetlands and pristine rolling prairie about 16 miles northwest of Denver. It hosts 239 migratory and resident species, from falcons and elk to the threatened Preble’s … Continue reading

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South Carolina researcher wants to learn about radiation by researching stray dogs near Chernobyl via The Post and Courier

  When Timothy Mousseau, a researcher with the University of South Carolina, started visiting Ukraine nearly 20 years ago, he studied birds, insects and plants, “basically anything we could catch.” It was an excuse to go somewhere unusual and study … Continue reading

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Chernobyl’s Mutated Species May Help Protect Astronauts via National Geographic

Some species in the radioactive site show resistances to radiation—and their genetic protections may one day be applied to humans. On the big screen, astronauts face many dangers, from explosions, to suffocating in the vacuum of space, to maniacal red-eyed … Continue reading

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