Comment: And as far as Chernobyl goes...

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And as far as Chernobyl goes...

...the animal population has exploded in the area since the humans left. Evidently humans are more dangerous to the animals than the radiation.

And a large group of the women who used to live in the hamlets surrounding Chernobyl have returned. 70 and 80 year old women now populate the area surrounding Chernobyl..old women who wanted to go back home.

They have also recently started doing tours of the area surrounding the reactor. it's a freaking tourist attraction. so don't tell me how a large area is going to be inhabitable for thousands of years. That's just crap. There's a small area around the reactors that's still hot...but you're blowing that whole idea way out of proportion.