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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Radioactive meat and suspicions of birth defects.
February 23, 2017
Wild boar (click here) is a popular local delicacy in the Czech Republic but fans of the meat have an unusual problem on their hands this winter - the boars are radioactive.
The boars became contaminated by one of their most popular food sources - false truffles.
A cold and snowy winter is forcing them to feed on false truffles, an underground mushroom common in the Sumava mountain region between the Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany - where wild boars roam free.
The mushrooms can absorb high levels of the radioactive isotope Caesium 137. And three decades ago the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl released a fair amount of Caesium 137 that eventually drifted down on the Sumava mountains.
Now the boars are eating the mushrooms, and ingesting the Caesium 137 along with them....
Boars aren't the only problem left over from Chernobyl.