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Wild boars in the German state of Saxony show high levels of radioactivity.

The wild boars that roam the forests of eastern Germany are considered a delicacy, making them a game.

But according to the Saxon State Secretary for the Environment, one in three wild boars has high levels of the radioactive element cesium 137 and is unfit for human consumption.

The origin of its contamination seems to be more than a thousand kilometers away, in the Ukraine.

According to experts, the radioactive material would have reached the Saxon region after the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in 1986.