Chernobyl radioactivity persists in reindeer.

  title={Chernobyl radioactivity persists in reindeer.},
  author={Lavrans Skuterud and Eldar Gaare and Inger Margrethe Eikelmann and Knut Hove and Eiliv Steinnes},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  volume={83 2},
Transfer of 137Cs in the soil-plant/lichen-reindeer food chain was studied in central (Østre Namdal) and southern Norway (Vågå) during 2000-2003. Reindeer from these areas have been continuously subjected to countermeasure application since the 1986 Chernobyl accident. In both areas no decline in 137Cs concentrations was detectable in reindeer slaughtered in autumn since 1995, or in reindeer slaughtered in winter since 1998-1999. Seasonal differences in 137Cs concentrations in reindeer have… CONTINUE READING
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