Radioactive Pigs Bring in Big Bucks for German Hunters

So, remember Chernobyl? Apparently the blast that irradiated a good portion of Eastern Europe has polluted the wild boar population to the extent that meat from these animals is too toxic to sell on the open market. So, the German government has been offering record payouts to hunters removing these thriving yet infested beasts from the German forests. Since mushrooms and truffles (a favored food of the wild boars) are excellent collectors of radioactive cesium-137 in the soil left over from the accident, the boars are continuing to accumulate high levels of radioactivity. German officials see the problem persisting (and payouts continuing) for at least 50 years to come.

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