Chernobyl disaster: mushrooms in Bavaria, still depressed

Over three decades, he is now: The Meltdown in Chernobyl. Until today, the accident leaves traces in our environment – even in Bavaria. Single wild mushroom species in Bavaria are still burdened heavily with radioactive cesium. The Federal office for radiation protection (BfS) announced on Wednesday.

Be scheibige concerned about bread stubble mushrooms, schneckl Inge, chestnut boletes, ivory and Brown. “In the extreme case, a single meal of these mushrooms contains more cesium-137 than it takes with other foods from agricultural production in a whole year,” said Inge Paulini, President of the FSO. “Who wants to keep his personal radiation exposure as low as possible, you should eat a matter of no heavily loaded fungal species from high polluted regions.”

Consumers who buy wild mushrooms in the trade, would have no concerns about a high radiation exposure, since wild mushrooms are not allowed to exceed the limit of 600 Becquerel per kilogram of fresh mass, it was said. The compliance is monitored by the official control of foodstuffs in the samples.

Contaminated areas after the Meltdown in Chernobyl

After the Super-Gau in the nuclear power plant in Ukraine in 1986, the above-mentioned areas in Bavaria were charged ten Times more violent than, for example, the North of Germany. The cesium-137 had decayed because of its half-life of around 30 years so far, about only half of it.

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