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April 26, 2011

A Visual Look at Radiation 25 Years After Chernobyl

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. I don't want to delve into the details of what happened but with all the talk of radiation recently I thought it was important to again, put things in perspective. The image below was created a little while back but I think it is still a good visual way to understand radiation levels.

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The creator of this image is Randall Munroe, who is also the author of the web comic xkcd. If you haven't already, I recommend you give it a read.