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Chernobyl’s Hot Mess, “the Elephant’s Foot,” Is Still Lethal - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

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Nautilus is a very interesting magazine and this piece about Chernobyl is a good one to read! 

Yowsah!  "The Elephant’s Foot could be the most dangerous piece of waste in the world."  (Insert ex-boyfriend/girlfriend joke here.)

This is quite a vivid picture:

After just 30 seconds of exposure, dizziness and fatigue will find you a week later. Two minutes of exposure and your cells will soon begin to hemorrhage; four minutes: vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. 300 seconds and you have two days to live. 

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