A radioactive boar has been shot dead in Sweden. The animal had ten times the safe limit of radiation because it lived in fields affected by the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Sweden was covered in a toxic cloud after the nuclear reactor exploded at the Soviet Union power station. When it rained, radioactive iodine and cesium-137 fell on Gävle in the central-east causing radioactive pollution. In subsequent years the levels of radiation in elk and reindeer have decreased but wild boar have moved into areas worst affected by the nuclear fallout.
Metro 6th Oct 2017 read more »