Friday, 8 April 2011

Sheep in Scotland Still Contain Chernobyl Radiation

SHEEP in Scotland still carry traces of radiation from Chernobyl – over 20 years since the catastrophic explosion.

A huge cloud of radioactivity spread across Europe after the nuclear reactor in the Ukraine overheated and blew up – and five farms across Scotland are still suffering from the mistakes made in 1986.

The affected farms are in Stirling and Ayrshire and are thought to cover around 7000 hectares of land.

lmost 3000 sheep are still contaminated by the radiation, and are subject to restrictions from the Food Standard Agency (FSA).

Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl. Areas of the US, China and Europe are now suffering from radioactive fallout. The situation on the ground must be contained to limit the damage being done. The longer this goes on the more material is spewed into the atmosphere and sent around the world.

[UPDATE: According to a comment appearing underneath the restrictions have been lifted in Scotland but they are still in place for England and Wales.]

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 8th, 2011.]


Anonymous said...

All restrictions in Scotland have been lifted. There are still restrictions in place in England and Wales.

SpookyPunkos said...

Thanks for the info .... I shall add an update to the post !