Radiation-contaminated areas in Europe

Therefore, I decided to continue with my studies in areas where nuclear facilities with a well-known bad reputation are located: the nuclear-reprocessing plants Sellafield BNFL in Cumbria, England (1989) [ 1 ] and COGEMA La Hague in Normandy, France (1999) [ 2 ]. Swiss and German nuclear power plants send their nuclear waste to these plants for reprocessing. In 1995 I studied Heteroptera true bugs around the nuclear power plant Krümmel in Germany [ 3 ] [ 4 ], and between 2002 and 2005 around the nuclear power plant Gundremmingen in Bavaria, Germany.


Head and thorax of a cicada from Ponsonby, near Sellafield, Cumbria
Watercolor, Zürich 1990
A hole is between head and thorax


Spittlebug from Ponsonby, near Sellafield, UK