Mother Nature Retakes Chernobyl

When we think of nuclear disasters, we conjure up images of deserts, ruins and a place void of life. The nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki clearly show massive destruction that affirm that image. However, that devastation was caused entirely by explosions and fire. None of it was caused by radiation.

Radiation on its own can destroy biological life but it cannot destroy buildings and other man-made materials. But now, 26 years after the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986, we are beginning to see what effects radiation really does have on life. And contrary to popular belief, biological life literally thrives even when immersed in an environment that at its peak had radiation levels 400 times that of what Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced.

Life is resilient and refuses to bow to man’s destructive nature. In the video, watch as a mother cat along with her kittens take on a radiation soaked Chernobyl. The footage is amazing and its story compelling. Ukrainian officials estimate the area will not be safe for human life again for another 20,000 years. That may be true for humans, but don’t tell that to the animals living there who say otherwise.

Source: Johann Blake Review

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