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Chart Radioactive Contamination

Caption: This shows the global risk of radioactive contamination. The map shows the annual probability in percent of radioactive contamination by more than 40 kilobecquerels per square meter. In Western Europe the risk is around two percent per year.

Credit: Daniel Kunkel, MPI for Chemistry, 2011

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