Vodka for your post-apocalypse wingding

It's made from Chernobyl water and rye. What could possibly go wrong?

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  • 33 years later, parts of the exclusion zone may be ready to be reclaimed.
  • The beverage similar to Ukrainian vodka will soon be available.
  • Raise a glass to the renewable Earth.
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Chernobyl Nuclear Zone to Become World's Largest Solar Power Farm

Ukraine's government is planning to turn the contaminated area around Chernobyl into a producer of renewable energy.

What do you do in the wasteland that resulted from the world’s most infamous nuclear accident? The site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant’s reactor explosions, which caused dozens of deaths, thousands of contaminations, and a no-humans-allowed zone around the sarcophagus containing the radiation-spewing reactor, might be turned into the world’s largest solar plant.

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