Looking Back at Chernobyl In Germany, Fears of Food Contamination

Contradictory statements, overhasty warnings and reassurances of varying degrees of credibility characterized the public debate in Germany following the Chernobyl disaster. For weeks, there were food and health scares as a result of radioactive contamination, but few could agree on the degree of danger it represented. A look back from the archives of DER SPIEGEL.