The Woods Around Chernobyl Aren’t Decaying

Scientists expected 70-90% loss of dead plant matter over the course of a year because of local microbes; in Chernobyl’s forested region, sampled vegetation has lost less than 40% over the same time frame. 

tl;dr? Radioactive forest fires could be ahead for the region.

The Woods Around Chernobyl Aren’t Decaying

Scientists expected 70-90% loss of dead plant matter over the course of a year because of local microbes; in Chernobyl’s forested region, sampled vegetation has lost less than 40% over the same time frame.

tl;dr? Radioactive forest fires could be ahead for the region.