Radio Sweden Wednesday
Littering is on the rise here, but should companies whose packaging is being littered across Sweden be responsible for cleaning it up?
It was 20 years ago today that the world watched in horror as number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, spewing radiation across Europe. Sweden was in the direct line of fire and in a special feature today we find out just how bad the fallout really was.
Closing music: Ebba Grön - ”800 Grader”
Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power disaster, at Chernobyl in the Ukraine. Winds blew the radioactive clouds over Sweden, and since the Soviets tried to cover up the accident, the first reports of the radioactivity came from measuring equipment at a Swedish nuclear power station. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller has this special report:
Swedes litter more and more, with the cost of picking up all that litter well into the millions. Now, the Swedish foundation ’Keep Sweden Tidy’ wants companies to pay for the cleanup. Our reporter Irini Mavroudis has more: