chernobyl spirit company atomik vodka

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Non-radioactive Chernobyl vodka launches

09 August, 2019

Crops grown within the exclusion area surrounding the abandoned town of Chernobyl in Ukraine has been used in the production of vodka.

Professors from the University of Portsmouth worked with Ukrainian scientists to launch the Chernobyl Spirit Company, which makes a vodka from water and crops grown within the exclusion area around Chernobyl.

In 1986 a nuclear power plant in Ukraine blew up causing devastating radioactive contamination in a large area surrounding the plant.

The land is still abandoned today, however the Chernobyl Spirit Company has now launched its Atomik vodka, which according to the scientists behind the spirit, has no traces of radiation.

According to the CSC, profits from the vodka will go towards helping those still affected by the explosion back in 1986.





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