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18 Photos Fukushima turns to robots to fix the future Sci-Tech Bottle o’ rads? James Smith The nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl remains the worst nuclear accident in human history, leaving a 1,000 square mile region of the Ukraine uninhabitable since 1986. While some have continued to live there and tourists flock to the radioactive zone in droves (thanks to HBO’s fantastic series), the surrounding areas have been reclaimed by nature. Now, the BBC reports, a team of scientists have produced the first consumer product out of the exclusion zone since the nuclear disaster: An artisan vodka dubbed “Atomik”.The Chernobyl Spirit Company, has brewed up the vodka from “slightly contaminated” rye grain they planted within the exclusion zone. While many traditionally think of vodka as produced from potatoes, these days most vodka is made from grains such as wheat and rye. The one, the only (literally!) bottle of Atomik. Distilled in Chernobyl. James Smith James Smith, an environmental scientist from the University of Portsmouth, is part of the team at Chernobyl Spirit Company and has published numerous studies discussing the effects of radioactive pollutants, with a focus on accidental releases. He’s studied Chernobyl since 1990 and spent time working in Belarus, the Ukraine and Russia. “Our Atomik grain spirit came from an experiment we were doing to see how much radioactivity transferred into different crops in the Exclusion Zone 30 years after the accident,” he says, via email.The experimental plot where the grain was grown is situated about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the Chernobyl reactor. Part of the process also involved using water from Chernobyl’s aquifer, lying about 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of the site of the disaster. The aquifer has been shown to contain traces of radioactivity in the past.”We had the Atomik grain spirit idea as a way to firstly (hopefully) make people think more deeply about the recovery of the Chernobyl affected areas and a way (also hopefully!) to make money to help support the affected communities.”Smith has released a technical report of the creation process on ResearchGate. Part of the report discusses risks associated with the production of the vodka which he says it’s completely safe.”We had to do a risk assessment, but radioactive safety isn’t really a problem,” Smith says. “The beauty of distillation is that it takes nearly all the radioactivity out (except for natural C-14) so we hope people will be happy to drink Atomik.”However, there is one little problem. Anyone wanting to taste the nuclear nectar will have to wait because there is currently only a single bottle of the stuff in existence. Now, I know the internet will be clamoring for a taste, because humans have proven to be incredibly interested in seemingly forbidden liquids. I remember when some suggested we should drink the fluid from an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus that was discovered in 2018. I know you want to taste the not-so-radioactive drop, but you’ll have to wait.The team plan to manufacture more Atomik before the end of the year, with the aim of making a profit they can then give back to the local communities that surround the abandoned exclusion zone. To really ramp up production, the team will need to get the go-ahead from the State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management and from Ukrainian authorities to produce alcohol, Smith says.”Unfortunately this will be slow — we hope to begin only very small scale experimental production this year,” he notes, explaining the Chernobyl Spirit Company is “not taking orders yet.”When they do, we’ll raise a glass. Tags 2 Share your voice Originally posted 10:55 p.m. PTUpdated Aug. 8: Adds additional comments from Smith and links to Spirit Company Comments
Abhishek Gowda and Tanya Hope in Amar.PR HandoutAbhishek Gowda, son of late actor-turned-politician Ambareesh and actress Sumalatha, is making his acting debut in Kannada film Amar. The movie is written and directed by Nagashekar of Mynaa and Sanju Weds Geetha fame.The son of Rebel Star Ambareesh has paired up with Tanya Hope, who played one of the female leads in Challenging Star Darshan’s Yajamana. Veteran actor Devaraj, Sudharani, Sadhu Kokila, Chikkanna and many others are part of the supporting cast.Arjun Janya has composed the music. Joru Paattu and Marethuhiythe songs have stuck the chord with the listeners. The film has Satya Hegde’s cinematography, while Deepu S Kumar has done the editing.Story:Amar is a romantic drama which is based on some real-life incidents occurred in 90s. It is about a boy and a girl, who start liking each other after meeting in a bike race.Amar (Abhishek) and Barbie (Tanya) does not strike off well, but gradually fall in love. The boy ditches her before their marriage. What is the motivation behind his decision? Will their love see a happy ending? Answers to these questions form the crux of the story.Hype:Amar has generated a lot of curiosity in the minds of the audience as it marks the debut of Ambareesh’s son. Further, from Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi to Upendra, Sudeep and cricketer KL Rahul, there is a long list of celebrities who have sent their best wishes for Abhishek.Also, the promos and songs have managed to leave good impression in the minds of the audience about the Kannada film. Will it live up to the expectations? Check it outSachin tweetz: Star hero son he is. This was unexpected. This Nagashekar is too much overrated. Chetan Kumar mass director would have been apt for Abhi debut. Weak 1st half, terrible 2nd half. Movie looked like Appu’s Ninnindale. Totally misfire. Hope for better relaunch. #AmarPriyanka: #Amar: A dull romantic drama that made with unwarranted meandering screenplay to just make it look like a pukka commercial entertainer. Nagshekhar cannot afford to make such mistakes …. he seems to have lost touch .need to find a way to make a comeback..this one is a gone caseKannada Movies Forum: #Amar very good love story excecuted with fab first half & average second half A perfect intro for #AbhishekAmbareesh he performed well in action sequence @Tanyahopeoffl gave Justice to her role cinematography is the main highlight of the film. Our Rating: 3/5MoviePremigalu: #AMAR verdict:A feel good love story with excellent songs and bgm by @ArjunjanyaAJ,just head to theaters #KannadaMovieLovers. #KFI gets another star hero & his name is #AbhishekAmbareesh✌ #AMAR 2nd half:Master Of Love Stories #Nagshekar is back with his trademark love drama! @Tanyahopeoffl is brilliant in her role! RAT:3.75/5K Vasudeva baipadithaya: Today watched the movie #Amar first show at mangalore cenipolis was superb movie can rate 4/5 @sumalathaA @dasadarshan @nirupbhandari @AbhishekAmbhiFc acting wise fabulous acting #AbhishekAmbareesh perfect introduction to film industry the name proves jr.rebel star loved itShashi Prasad SM: #Amar #interval Chance ye illa… No waySathya Narayana R: #Amar First Half Ends With Bigg Twist. #AbhishekAmbareesh Will Be A . Classy Cinematography by #SathyaHegde #Songs Melodious.Awaiting for second half. #amarkannadamovie @sumalathaA #amarkannadamovie #amar #JrRebel Intro of #Abhi Rebel. #Abhi Looks Promising. Superb Action.Full Public Review on Srinidhi’s VLOGS YouTube channelS Shyam Prasad: #Amar 2nd half is murdered and buried in Switzerland. ⭐⭐/5 INTERVAL Fragmented scenes slow down narrative. But plot has finally settled down.