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Scientists produce 'Atomik' vodka from Chernobyl grain

Scientists produce 'Atomik' vodka from Chernobyl grain

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  • I appreciate that this brings more attention to the story of Chernobyl. The series on HBO is well worth watching, too. And I am glad to see that 75% of profits are going back into that region to support the local communities. After all, they are still recovering 33 years after the tragic nuclear explosion.

  • I would try it. It'll be featured on every bar in every dystopian movie.

  • Remember when the late Banana Republic did a Mad Men collection? Then the Louvre started with perfume inspired by artworks? In this instance, I guess all press is good press...and money going back to the area with tourism and appropriately, vodka.

    I think it’s pretty wild that nature returned and has

    Remember when the late Banana Republic did a Mad Men collection? Then the Louvre started with perfume inspired by artworks? In this instance, I guess all press is good press...and money going back to the area with tourism and appropriately, vodka.

    I think it’s pretty wild that nature returned and has thrived so quickly amidst the radioactivity. People can’t live there but plants have done exceptionally well. They just live shorter life cycles but they’re there all the same and we aren’t. Makes you wish you could photosynthesize your way out of cancer, but unfortunately our bodies can’t lose a limb and adapt and keep growing like a plant or tree can.

  • OMG

    Watch the Chernobyl mini series and you’ll see just how little the world was informed about the REAL impact of the disaster. It is far reaching still and I wouldn’t touch a twig from that area, let alone drink anything below that contaminated soil.

  • Punk Rock Vodka!

  • Ukrainian vodka is the best in the world. Chernobyl is the worst environmental disaster of modern times. The side effects are still on to teach us how to avoid such disasters in the future.

  • There's no reason to not drink it. Vodka is distilled, so any radiocesium would be left behind. In a paper that I presented at the IAEA in Vienna, one of the products that I suggested that could be produced in the Exclusion Zone was biofuel (including methanol and ethanol).

    Peters, E.L., I.L. Brisbin

    There's no reason to not drink it. Vodka is distilled, so any radiocesium would be left behind. In a paper that I presented at the IAEA in Vienna, one of the products that I suggested that could be produced in the Exclusion Zone was biofuel (including methanol and ethanol).

    Peters, E.L., I.L. Brisbin, Jr. and R.A. Kennamer. 1995. Alternative agriculture as an option to environmental remediation: the production of poultry in radioactively contaminated regions. Pages 523-537 In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Environmental Impact of Radioactive Releases. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. 8-12 May 1995.

  • Imagine waking up the next day, hungover, and STILL having 11 fingers 🤣

  • Call it Potent Vodka!