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(CNN) — An artisan vodka has been produced with ingredients from the Chernobyl exclusion zone -- and scientists insist it is safe to drink . Scientists from the University of Portsmouth created "Atomik" vodka, a spirit made with exclusion zone grain and water, making it the first consumer product to come from the area around the abandoned nuclear power plant. Chernobyl is the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, which resulted in thousands of deaths. The 1986 reactor explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant forced a region-wide evacuation and sending radioactive fallout billowing across Europe. While the explosion itself killed around 31 people, millions were exposed to dangerous r... Full story

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