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Monday, August 12, 2013

Legacy of 1986 Chernobyl disaster seen in impact on region's forests

Legacy of 1986 Chernobyl disaster seen in impact on region's forests
Columbia, S.C. (UPI) Aug 9, 2013 - Radiation from Russia's 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has had a lasting negative impact on the region's trees, a study suggests. While the worst effects in surrounding forests were recorded in the "first few years" after the accident, surviving trees were left vulnerable to environmental stress such as drought with young trees particularly affected, researchers said. Their stu ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Legacy_of_1986_Chernobyl_disaster_seen_in_impact_on_regions_forests_999.html

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