As if the locals living near Chernobyl haven’t been through enough already, an investigation into milk being produced on the border of the exclusion zone has revealed that it contains 10 times the accepted radiation limits, even 30 years after the devastating meltdown.
The results of the investigation, carried out by the Associated Press (AP), are at odds with internal analyses run by local diary producer, Milkavita. According to Milkavita officials, these tests – which they say are run every six months – have consistently shown that the traces of radioactive isotopes in their milk are well below safety limits.
“It’s impossible. We do our own testing. There must have been a mix-up,” Milkavita chief engineer, Maia Fedonchuk, told AP journalist Yuras Karmanau.