Turtles Carry Nuclear Waste In Shells

Turtles, those ancient and resilient creatures, have been silently recording the history of our planet’s nuclear activities.

Recent studies have unveiled that the shells of turtles and tortoises contain traces of uranium.

This offers a unique and detailed record of radioactive contamination over time.

Turtle shells grow in layers, much like the rings of a tree.

Each layer captures a snapshot of the environmental conditions at the time of growth.

Scientists have discovered that when turtles are exposed to radioactive materials, such as nuclear fallout.

In the US alone, vast amounts of soil and water are estimated to be contaminated due to past nuclear activities.

Even turtles that weren’t alive during the peak of nuclear activities showed traces of nuclear waste in their shells.

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