Saltholm, an island near Copenhagen, uses only rainwater - or did, until scientists at Rise the Danish Atomic Centre analyzed the water and found it contained twice as much Strontium 90 as should be there.
LV PAN Saltholm island
SV Radio-active water is poured into container
CU Water boils in evaporator
CU Samples of radio-active residue in pellets
CU Samples pushed
GV Interior of Riso Laboratory.
LV Empty water containers loaded onto truck
LV Containers filled with clean water
LONG VIEW PAN containers wheeled out to lorry
CU Containers on to lorry
Long View Pan Lorry arrives at dockside
Water containers unloaded
Semi Top View Water container loaded on to boat
Travel shot boat goes to Saltholm
Travel shot water containers on after-deck of boat
GV Saltholm harbour.
Water containers loaded onto farm truck
Travel shot from farm truck towards farm-house.
Sheep in pan of farmhouse (SV)
LV Chickens in farmyard
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Background: Saltholm, an island near Copenhagen, uses only rainwater - or did, until scientists at Rise the Danish Atomic Centre analyzed the water and found it contained twice as much Strontium 90 as should be there.
Strontium 90 is the deadly fall-cut dust from hydrogen bomb explosions
Immediate action was to ban the 33 islanders from using rainwater, and send daily supplies of milk churns full of fresh water from Copenhagen
Saltholm cannot bore wells as the sub-soil is too salty
Rick in pastures the islands will have the problems this summer of how to water the livestock annually sent over from the mainland for fattening.
They fear they may lose this lucrative trade.