What is going on in Chernobyl

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    I found an interesting russian site about activities at Chernobyl.
    Latest Chernobyl news

    One of the most disturbing realities is that it is a popular tourist destination. People like to feed the frankenfish swimming in the local water courses. The mud is still highly radioactive, and we get to see mutation in action.

    The other interesting thing is they are thinking of building a shield over the blown reactor. (NB, the plant is still operational) The idea is to build the dome off site and then move it into place on rails. Sort of how the Toronto Sky dome works, only a a larger scale.
     
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    Some fish get pretty big. We used to go around the island on the Snake river and see giant suckers spawning in water about 12" to 18". The spawning fish were 3' to 6' their fins would stick out of the water. It's a shame we did not have a camera back in those days to take pics or film them.
     
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    Sturgeon are in the snake river, they are VERY big fish.
     
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