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Sunday, August 11, 2019

"It's the only bottle in existence - I tremble when I pick it up," says Prof Jim Smith, gingerly lifting a bottle of Atomik grain spirit. The "artisan vodka", made with grain and water from the Chernobyl exclusion zone, is the first consumer product to come from the abandoned area around the damaged nuclear power plant.

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"This is no more radioactive than any other vodka," says Prof Smith.

"Any chemist will tell you, when you distil something, impurities stay in the waste product.

"So we took rye that was slightly contaminated and water from the Chernobyl aquifer and we distilled it.

"We asked our friends at Southampton University, who have an amazing radio-analytical laboratory, to see if they could find any radioactivity.

"They couldn't find anything - everything was below their limit of detection."

They hope to use profits from selling it to help communities in Ukraine still affected by the economic impact of the disaster.

With only one bottle produced so far, it will be a while before Atomik martinis are available - but Prof Smith and the team hope to produce 500 bottles this year, selling it initially to the increasing number of tourists who now visit the exclusion zone.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-11 04:22 AM | Reply

Yes.

- from Russia with love.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-08-11 04:37 AM | Reply

Gawd.....

Here is the video I embedded originally:

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#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-11 10:52 AM | Reply

Vodka is never safe to drink. I don't care where it is from.

Just saying.

But that's ok. Russia you go ahead send us your poisoned drink.

We will sell you Coke and Pepsi. And then we will put a McDonald's and a Starbucks on every Russian corner.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-08-11 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3_TREMAIN

candy is dandy...but liquor is quicker.

over the goat feed..this you should pour
it'll make it pretty sure that you're able to score

#5 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-08-11 12:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#5 | Posted by ABlock

HUSH, CONVICT.... HUSH.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-11 12:46 PM | Reply

And then we will put a McDonald's and a Starbucks on every Russian corner.

I think we did that already.....

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-11 12:47 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain

you're baaaack...you said good night you were leaving.
you like it when i make fun of you...don't 'cha
you're like those power players who like to unwind with a little humiliation
diaper dave vitter in a tent

#8 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-08-11 12:57 PM | Reply

I'll wait for the Arkangel vodka. Russia has an ongoing nuclear accident resulting from a missile explosion at a naval base right now. Radiation is 20x over normal in the nearest city and hazmat equipped personnel have been photographed at a local hospital.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-08-11 02:23 PM | Reply

Just think. You could have some out of a Vaseline Uranium Glass too.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-08-11 03:26 PM | Reply

Gimme! I've always wanted to set off a Geiger Counter while I got drunk.

#11 | Posted by Spork at 2019-08-11 04:17 PM | Reply

you're baaaack...

Any doubts left? That ABLOCK-the-CRIMINAL and 1947STEAMER (also a criminal) are the one and the same person?

#12 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-12 02:09 AM | Reply

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