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Chernobyl Wildfires Reignite, Stirring Up Radiation

Chernobyl Wildfires Reignite, Stirring Up Radiation

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine — Firefighters have struggled to control wildfires burning through radioactive forest in the abandoned territory around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, where radiation levels are considerably lower than they were immediately after the 1986 accident but still pose risks. Radiation readings near the wildfires, where smoke is swirling about, have been elevated, with the wind blowing toward rural areas …

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