Interesting Fact # 1065 - Nuclear Fallout in the UK

The UK government has admitted that nearly 370 farms in Britain are still restricted in the way they use land and rear sheep because of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power station accident 23 years ago.

(Dawn Primarolo, the minister for health, revealed 369 farms and 190,000 sheep were affected.

In 1986, approximately 9,700 farms and 4,225,000 sheep were under restriction across the United Kingdom. So much for a cleaner, greener future.)