Unsafe levels of radiation found in Chernobyl crops

Crops grown near the Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine are still contaminated with radiation since the 1986 explosion disaster.

In a new study, researchers found that two radioactive isotopes in wheat, rye, oats, and barley grown in this area – strontium 90 and cesium 137 – were above safe consumption levels. Radioactive isotopes are elements that have increased mass and released more energy as a result.