Russian and the Eurasian Republics
By: David Ortega
On April 26, 1986, a scientist was experimented on a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl and it went wrong. The power plant exploded and caught on fire. A radioactive cloud shot up into the air 3,280 feet. The wind carried the fallout gas as far as northern and central Europe. This radioactive gas contaminated every thing around it. One of these things was farm’s, meaning that the grass the cows ate was contaminated and framers could not sell the milk.
The Aral Sea was once on of the world’s largest saltwater lakes. Now the Aral Sea is only a fraction of the size it used to be. Farmers redirected the canals that connected to the Aral Sea and use them for irrigation. The reason they began irrigation was because very big parts of Central Asia are semiarid and arid, meaning little or no rainfall and they needed more water to grow the crops they needed.Fertilizer and pesticides from the farming started to kill plants and animals