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(This comment on Chernobyl), to avoid blowing the margin wide:

See the subthread in the Salon Tuesday, and this map:

The exclusion zone is 30 km around Chernobyl, which practically corresponds to what Proskura is saying in your citation. (√(2600/3.14) = 29). But the map shows that there are uncontaminated (green) areas within the exclusion zone, and that heavily contaminated areas continue beyond it. The Belarus border can be seen top left, and the contamination levels are displayed across it. So it would be interesting to have the complete map this Ukraine section was taken from.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 at 02:01:42 PM EST

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