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89. The Whey Train

The whey train sits in an out-of-the -way train yard in the small town of Kolbermoor, outside Munich. Its cargo is 250 tons of radioactive why powder from the Meggle milk factory in Bavaria. The powder is contaminated with cesium-137 from the Chernobyl cloud. The Bavarian government has tried to bury the powder, incinerate it, and sell it as food to Egypt. Kolbermoor, West Germany, December 28, 1986.

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