In 1986 the french governement and the media disclamed that there was no danger about the chernobyl incident , and that the radioactiv cloud was luckily stopped at … the german frontier

“The cloud has stopped at the border

If the sentence today has all comic gimmick, don’t forget that it was the official position of the French government for twelve days. Twelve long days during which the services of the State assured the population that it was totally safe and did not impose any health restrictions or precautions.