Nuclear Nature

In the wake of the largest nuclear disaster in history, questions arose concerning the long-term environmental effects of radiation. The uncertainties outweigh the answers. In light of this, radiobiology is a constantly expanding field, and new discoveries are made every day in the locations affected by the disaster. Let’s look at some examples of the surprising and intriguing ways radioactivity impacts these diverse ecosystems.

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Julia Dalrymple ‘21 is majoring in Statistics and minoring in Biology and Environmental Studies. She is an avid hiker and loves exercising, modeling, and the outdoors.

RUSS043 Chernobyl: Nuclear Naratives and the Environment, Swarthmore College, Spring 2020