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WiccanLiberal
10-05-2015, 08:56 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/05/us-science-nuclear-chernobyl-idUSKCN0RZ1TF20151005
Oct 5 - Some 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident blasted radiation across Chernobyl, the site has evolved from a disaster zone into a nature reserve, teeming with elk, deer and wolves, scientists said on Monday.
The remarkable turnaround in the area, which was declared a permanent no-go zone for people after the accident in 1986, suggests radiation contamination is not hindering wildlife from breeding and thriving, but underscores the negative impact humans have on populations of wild mammals.

fj1200
10-06-2015, 08:59 AM
... but underscores the negative impact humans have on populations of wild mammals.

That's kind of a harsh assessment. It presumes the better use of the land is undisturbed nature.

Abbey
10-06-2015, 10:15 AM
Kind of kicks the wind out of all those post-apocalyptic movies.