Police Seize Huge Haul Of Radioactive Berries And Mushrooms
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August 17, 2020: Police in Ukraine arrested 16 people for illegally foraging berries and mushrooms in the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone.

Quantities were high enough to imply they intended to sell them, despite these foodstuffs having more than double the maximum legally allowed radioactive contamination. Ukraine exports many tons of berries throughout Europe each year. If mixed with enough non-Chernobyl berries, they might pass customs inspection while still being randomly lethal to the unlucky consumer.

If convicted, the foragers could face sentences of up to 3 years.


2. Another similar article about another arrest <-this article is in Ukrainian, not English, but google translate says it's another 60kg of mushrooms seized

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