Russia’s nuclear threat: Would radiation reach the UK if Putin presses red button? | Science | News | Express.co.uk

EVER SINCE Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, fears have grown over a destructive nuclear war in Europe.

…..fallout can be carried by the wind, reaching hundreds of miles away from the initial explosion and contaminating anything it lands on.Fallout can circulate around the world for years until it gradually falls back down to Earth, and can land hundreds of miles away from ground zero, which is the point directly above or below the detonation of a nuclear bomb.

The radioactive particles from nuclear weapons can travel very far and last for a very long time.

A recent study even found remnants of radioactive carbon from Cold War nuclear bomb tests in the deepest point of the world’s oceans.

Russia’s nuclear threat: Would radiation reach the UK if Putin presses red button? | Science | News | Express.co.uk