Chernobyl’s Radioactive Wild Boar Paradox

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After the Chernobyl Disaster, researchers have been studying the movement of radioactive contamination all over central Europe. Fortunately, that radioactive contamination is decreasing in just about every living thing, except for one species. This dilemma has been dubbed the wild boar paradox, and the answer to the mystery has been buried underground for decades.

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