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After Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, something huge happen. A nuclear reactor at one of the power plant in Chernobyl exploded and, of cause like all thing that explode, caught on fire. There was about 28 firefighters that died trying to take out the fire. The Chernobyl made a stature of the 28 or 23 firefighters to show the who they were heroes. A radioactive, giving off energy caused by the breakdown of atoms, spread Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. Most of the scientists in the Chernobyl know that it takes some radioactive materials a long time to break down and disappear. Each of the material has a particular half-life. Example: The highly radioactive element cesium has a half-life of around 30 years. This means that after 30 years, half of the radioactive element cesium atoms will still be radioactive. 30 people died in about three months of the accident, most from being exposed to very big amount of radioactive material. Of our time, thousand of the people who helped clean up the disaster have developed health problems, ya that sound pretty bad. Some of their children were born with huge legs, bumpy skin, and many more bad stuff. Radioactive iodine got into the, yummy, milk of that cows that grazed on contaminated, not the milk. This caused an increase in thyroid cancer, even the children can get this.

Aral Sea

FUN FACTS ABOUT ARAL SEA:

  1. it’s a lake

  2. It’s 0F in the winter time

  3. In 1973 this lake was full of water.

  4. In 2009 the water of the lake was all gone.

  5. Pollution is a problem in the Aral Sea

  6. Huge parts of Central Asia are semiarid or arid

  7. Fertilizer and pesticides ran into it.

Siberian Lake

A girl named Katey was exploring the climate of the Siberian Lake. She is working with people in Russia and Alaska. She is working on the methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas. There is three steps in this study that she is studying. First, organic matter is trapped in the permafrost. Second, methane is release into the lake as the permafrost. Third, the methane is release into the air.