Radioactive boar warning

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Radioactive boar warning

Post by redzed » Wed Sep 03, 2014 16:32

Interesting story I stumbled upon this morning. This is one meat safety issue CW has not yet covered!

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/1/609427 ... -chernobyl
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Post by el Ducko » Wed Sep 03, 2014 21:51

UhOh!
It's thought that boar are more susceptible to radiation contamination because their diet consists of mushrooms and truffles that are buried in the ground and hold radiation longer than other vegetation.
Better rethink your mushroom gathering hobby, eh? ...especially those which glow after dark.
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Post by cogboy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 23:47

Glow in the dark sausage anyone ? :grin:
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Post by ssorllih » Thu Sep 04, 2014 02:28

It is going to be an interesting experiment. To see if they can adapt to the levels of ionizing radiation without interrupting their reproduction cycles.
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Post by Chuckwagon » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:57

I just can't believe it was 28 years ago. Where has the time gone? Gosh, I remember when Ross (ssorllih)and I were touring the reactor chamber and Ross tinkled into the rod core receptacle instead of the porcelain receptacle in the men`s room! He said he just couldn`t wait any longer to "go"! Wow, did they ever yell at him! There were dozens of Russians yelling at Ross in Russian - something about being a sun of the beach or some such thing. Then they said, "Go home Yankee whizzer"! That`s about when the console lights started blinking and the dials started spinning. We got the heck out of there just in time to miss the real vulgar Russian words directed at him. For months they drove by his boat on the glowing purple, boiling, lake at Chernobyl where he was living...and...and...and the raging, riled Russians threw glimmering neon-pink chicken`s eggs and blue blinking tomatoes at the cabin on his boat. Shucks pards, after another month, the bottom of his boat had disintegrated and disappeared altogether anyway so Ross quit peeing into that lake and just came home to Maryland. Hey... just a minute... just how far is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from Ross`s house anyway? Aren`t you just down the Susquehanna about a rock`s throw? Hmmm now I remember... you`re just "down the creek" from Three-Mile Island! :shock: Yeeee Owwwww!

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Post by ssorllih » Thu Sep 04, 2014 14:30

Could there be a connection. :shock: :oops:
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Post by el Ducko » Thu Sep 04, 2014 14:39

"What's made of chicken stuffed with cheese, and glows in the dark?"

Hey, Ross- got a good Chicken Kiev recipe?
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Post by ssorllih » Fri Sep 05, 2014 02:50

Chicken Chernobyl: Chicken raised in the exclusion zone, cheese from there, and ham from the wild pigs there, smoked with wood cut in the exclusion zone . That should do it. It may even not spoil.
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Post by ssorllih » Fri Sep 05, 2014 03:17

Recipe name change: Chicken Chernobyl should be changed to: Chicken Cordonov.
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Post by redzed » Fri Sep 05, 2014 05:49

I posted this link and a question to my fellow members of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society and received the following comments:

Sep 3 (1 day ago)
ChrisG to svims
I read an article today about radioactivity in a large number of boars in Germany. One of the reasons might be contaminated mushrooms and truffles from the Chernobil incident. Is this plausible?

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/1/609427 ... -chernobyl

Hi Chris,
We were after Chernobil in Munich and were collecting some mushrooms. They had a higher radiation level - we measured it. Especially high were the values in xerocomus badius (Maronenroehrling) and black chantarelles. A year ago I was told by a game hunter: The boar population increases because they are less hunted and game-tenants are reluctant to fill the quota. The boar meat is mostly sold to the eastern block countries. Deer intestines (liver etc) are not to be eaten.
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I think it's totally plausible.
Half life of Cs 137 is 30 years.
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It is plausible for boar to be radioactive from Chernobyl fallout.
Further west in the English Lake district, Yorkshire Fells and nearby
mountainous regions, sheep are still pastured on lowland fodder for a few
weeks before being sold for meat due to the radiation levels in their
bodies from eating on mountainous pasture. The day of the Chernobyl
incident, I was out on the fells all day in that rain, which was heavy, not
knowing it was radioactive. There was quite a cocktail of radioactive
isotopes with very varied half-lives, and I worked out at the time it would
be at least something like 350 years before it would be reduced to
acceptable levels. Pollution doesn't sink into the soil up on those fells
because there really isn't any soil much. There is peat, which sops up the
rain and hangs on to it and there is almost bare rock with an inch or so of
soil, take your pick. There are still cases of sheep being poisoned with
lead from ancient Roman mine workings, so things don't go away in as short
a time as 30 years or so. When you have a forest as in Saxony the
radioactive isotopes get taken up into the trees and other vegetation and
recycled via the fungi, so it hangs about too.
Basically there are probably a lot of living things in the path of
radiation from Chernobyl, Sellafield (or whatever it is called now),
Hanford, 3-Mile Island and now Fujiyama that have high radiation levels but
we never know because we don't test everything.
C.R.
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Post by Chuckwagon » Fri Sep 05, 2014 06:38

Yikes, that means Ross will have to be 425 years old when he can go back and retrieve the bottom of his boat! :shock: I wonder if he'll slow down by then?
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it probably needs more time on the grill! :D
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