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he largest wildlife census of its kind conducted in Chernobyl has revealed that mammals are declining in the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power plant.
The study aimed to establish the most reliable way to measure the impact on wildlife of contamination in the zone.
It was based on almost four years of counting and studying animals there.
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The truth is that these radiation contamination effects were so large as to be overwhelming”
End Quote Tim Mousseau University of South Carolina
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