Radioactive fallout

[The Chernobyl Atomic Power Station Accident]
Test organisms;
Oligochaeta: soil-dwelling community (ref. ID; 6070)

Cesium-137 is one of the most frequent artificial radionuclides found in European soils because of different anthropogenic discharges, such as atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, accidental releases from nuclear power plants, and chronic emissions from nuclear reactors and fuel-reprocessing plants. Cesium-137 is an emitter of gamma and beta radiation, with a long radioactive half-life (30.17 years) compared to human life expectancy. (ref. ID; 6724)

Soil Cesium-137 Pollution
Test organisms;
Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea tuberculata (ref. ID; 6724)

Iodine is important to the nuclear industry. The long-lived isotope I-129 is the most critical nuclide in long term human impact assessments. (ref. ID; 6856)

Test organisms;
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 6856)