Since August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, nuclear bombs, a powerful weapon, have come into people’s view. The power of the nuclear bomb is huge, and more importantly, the nuclear radiation caused by the nuclear explosion can affect the environment for the next 100 years.
Nuclear energy can not only be used to make nuclear bombs and other weapons, but also an important energy source. If human beings can make full use of nuclear energy, they will no longer worry about energy. The most effective technology to use nuclear energy is nuclear fusion technology, but nuclear fusion is still a little far away for human beings. Hydrogen bombs and the burning of the sun are all based on nuclear fusion.
Although the research progress of nuclear fusion is slow, the application of nuclear fission has been realized. Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission to generate electricity. However, the most important thing to use nuclear power to generate electricity is to do a good job in the impact of nuclear radiation. Therefore, in some places of nuclear facilities, such as the periphery of nuclear power plants, there are thick protective walls.
What nuclear power utilization also needs to guard against is nuclear accidents. Once nuclear leakage occurs, it will damage the environment and have a significant impact on people’s lives and safety. Many friends have seen some movies that are affected by nuclear radiation and turn into giant monsters. A mouse may become bigger than a cat when it is exposed to nuclear radiation. The creatures living in some nuclear radiation areas are relatively large. When scientific researchers pass through these nuclear radiation areas, they have to sit in tall cars with huge tires. This is mainly to prevent some biological attacks, such as mice. Mice in nuclear radiation areas are extremely huge. In addition, mice have sharp teeth, and they can’t do without thick defense.
What we are going to talk about today is a wolf in a nuclear radiation area. In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant leaked. It was the most serious man-made disaster in the history of the world, and its radiation dose was 400 times that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion in Japan. Although more than 30 years have passed, there are still 4300 square kilometers of areas that are considered to be seriously polluted and uninhabitable.
Although human beings are afraid of radiation and can’t live, some animals are not afraid of it. Therefore, this smokeless nuclear pollution area has become a gathering place for animals, and animals have become the protagonists here, bringing vitality and prosperity to this abandoned city. Of course, these animals are also monitored by people, and they are not allowed to walk out of the nuclear contaminated area.
In order to better study the impact of nuclear decline in this area on animals, scientists have installed GPS positioning devices on 13 of them, through which they can grasp the dynamics of these wolves in real time. Recently, scientists found that the GPS locator of a 3-year-old male wolf was far away from the nuclear radiation zone, and reached a position 369 kilometers away from his home along the southeast direction, which made scientists feel strange.
Wolves are social animals. Few wolves leave the pack and go out alone. What’s the matter with this wolf? And it’s hundreds of kilometers away from home. Researchers speculate: because there are too many wolves in the nuclear contaminated area, will it be because of food and other factors that have to spread and migrate.
So will this wolf living in the nuclear contaminated area bring harm to human society? The researchers are still tracking the wolf, but the GPS locator of the wolf has not changed recently. It is always in the same position. As the locator cannot be retrieved at present, we don’t know what the status of the wolf is now. Either it’s dead, or it’s breaking away from the GPS and going to another place.
If it’s dead, it’s OK, but if we break away from the GPS locator, we can’t know the location and information of the wolf. Once it gets close to human beings, will it bring the radiation source to human beings? However, scientists also tell people not to be too bold, because the maximum radiation that the human body can bear in a year is 1 mSv. As long as it is not bitten by this wolf, the heart will not be polluted by nuclear radiation.
Many people may wonder why animals can live in the nuclear radiation zone? Especially the wolf has lived for so long, nothing happened. Indeed, in terms of resistance to nuclear radiation, human beings are not as good as some animals. Some animals have very strong resistance to nuclear radiation, and can even produce immunity. For example, wolves have very strong survival ability.
Others will say, how can these animals living in the nuclear contaminated areas not become giant animals? This is a matter of probability. It doesn’t mean that animals will mutate if they are contaminated by nuclear. Some animals will die if they can’t resist it. There are very few animals that can mutate and become extremely huge. It depends on luck. At present, scientists only find that mice live in the nuclear radiation Zone, and the probability of mutation becoming larger is relatively high. Other animals have not experienced the situation of mutation becoming larger.
However, it is necessary to strengthen the management of the animals in the nuclear contaminated areas. No one can be sure that if a mutated animal runs out to bring out the nuclear pollution, what will be the impact? If there is a disaster, it will be too late to regret.