“Nearly three decades have passed since the devastating meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. Yet, all these years later the fallout from the disaster continues to have a detrimental environmental effect.
The deadly 1986 explosion at Chernobyl resulted in a mass evacuation and the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people living in surrounding areas. Radiation spread across the region.
Today, more than 1,000 miles away from the disaster site, residual poisons linger in the quiet pastures of central Norway in an unsuspecting host: radioactive reindeer. ”
We know that caribou and moose from around the uranium mines in northern Saskatchewan have heavy metals and radionuclides in their meat and especially in their organs. It is difficult to test prior to hunting one because unlike the reindeer herds of the Sami, the animals here are wild. We also do not have the privilege of having testing equipment like seen in the pictures here.