Do animals live in old nuclear test sites?



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    Yes. Animals have been known to survive (and even thrive) in areas polluted by nuclear fallout. For example, the Chernobyl area in the Ukraine is teeming with wildlife–lynxes, boars, wild horses, eagles, owls, swans, egrets, bison, bears, beavers, elks, foxes, deer, raccoon-dogs, wolves, otters, aquatic warblers, tit-mice, and grouse–all of which are relatively unaffected by the radiation and have found a better home in the area than they did when it was densely populated with humans.

    While the intial radiation at Chernobyl killed many of these animals, the levels have subsided enough that the populations have been able to rebound and increase.

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