In April 1986, a catastrophic nuclear accident took place at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Ukraine’s border with Belarus, spewing out vast amounts of dangerous radioactive debris. Today, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) spans 2,600 square kilometers (1,000 square miles). It’s almost void of human life, but for the country’s wildlife, it’s an inviting wilderness in which to thrive. Now, a new study, published in the journal Food Webs, adds to the evidence that Chernobyl’s wild animals are well and truly flourishing.
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