Bird Doo dropping onto an island near the Arctic could be putting radioactive isotopes into the food chain. Researchers think this is the explanation for the high levels of radioactivity they found in plants there. Birds get the radioactive material from fish that become radioactive due to nuclear waste dumping in the ocean. Also, radioactive material from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster has now reached the ocean, along with particles from nuclear weapons tests. It’s bad enough that it’s in the fish we eat, but now we know that birds are bringing radioactivity ashore.
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