Last updated: June 23, 2017

AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

In this photo taken on Monday, April 11, 2016, farmer Nikolai Chubenok stands near horses in the village of Vorotets, on land just 45 kilometers (25 miles) north of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, where a reactor explosion and fire on April 26, 1986, belched a cloud of smoke infested with radioactive particles over much of northern Europe. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.



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