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Actually, humans are more

Actually, humans are more dangerous to many animals than the chronic excessive radiation around Chernobyl. The life span of a deer or wolf is likely to be greatly shortened if it lives in the proximity of human civilization. So what? If humans suffered one tenth the carnage that deer and wolves do when they are frequently hunted it would be considered a catastrophe. So if Chernobyl is half as dangerous to animals as hunting is, that still means its unacceptably dangerous to humans. We also live longer than other animals, so we have more time to develop cancer and accumulate radiation damage to our genes.