Forest fires threaten to spread Chernobyl's fallout over Europe, report says

February 14, 2015 1:47 AM

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Nearly 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, Chernobyl's fallout continues to cast a long shadow over Europe.

A new study says that wildfires could release radiation that remains in the upper layers of soil in the dense forests near the former nuclear plant in Ukraine and Belarus, New Scientist reports.

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