The effects of the recent BP oil spill will be felt for years and you can bet fishermen and hunters will feel pain in the process.
They are feeling a similar pain in Germany and from a disaster that took place a quarter century ago. Do you remember Chernobyl? Yes, the Russian nuclear power plant that decided to explode unexpectedly. The radiation released in that disaster has been showing up in an unlikely place and hunters are feeling the pain; hunger pains to be correct.
It seems as if the wild boar population in nearby Germany is too radioactive to eat. Because of that the German government is forced to purchase the radioactive boars taken by hunters and even though the accident was 25 years ago the number of radioactive hogs is on the increase.
The likely reason is due to the boar's fondness for mushrooms and truffles that actually are too good at absorbing radiation. In fact, as the radiation levels decrease, even in other vegetation, it will probably rise in mushrooms and truffles according to published reports.
What does that mean to German boar hunters? They likely will not be able to dine on the Geiger-counter swine for years to come. The government will continue to subsidize the hunters and I suspect the truffle and mushroom hunters will soon be asking for subsidization as well.
What a mess! There is one bright point and I mean that literally. It should be easier to find the boars, especially if they begin to glow from the radiation. And if you suddenly find yourself lost in the forests of Germany and happen to kill a boar for survival, you may not even need a fire to roast a ham. It might be well done on the hoof from the microwave effect.
What do you mean I'm glowing? I only had one truffle.