A Blog by Jonathan Low


Apr 16, 2016

Radioactive Reindeer Roam Norway 30 Years After Chernobyl

"You could even say it glows..." JL

April Glaser reports in Wired:

The reindeer live in southern and central Norway, where they graze on lichen and fungus—two things that ravenously absorbed the fallout of Chernobyl. As a result, many of the animals contain levels of radioactivity far beyond the European Union limit for consumption. The highest concentrations in reindeer are mainly  years when wild mushrooms are really abundant.


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