Radiation-contaminated areas in the United States

Peach Bottom Plant, Pennsylvania, U.S.

The nuclear power plant Peach Bottom, in Pennsylvania, had to be shut down several times between 1974 and 1987 because iodine –131 had been emitted into the environment. The pastureland of local cows was irradiated, aighly contaminated milk was delivered, mostly, to other parts of the country. [ 4 ]

The few Heteroptera true bugs I found there in the summer of 1990 and, next to Atom Road, were all deformed. The worst deformities were on the wings and abdomen. [ 1 ]


Ambush bug, Peach Bottom Plant, Pennsylvania
Watercolor, Zürich 1991
Ventral: segments disturbed


Ambush Bug Atom Road, USA