The Norwegian herders still living in the shadow of nuclear disaster.
By Amos Chapple and Wojtek GrojecBegin
April 26, 1986
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In the days after the Chernobyl disaster a radioactive cloud, equivalent in toxicity to 400 Hiroshima explosions, swirled over Europe.
Much of the radiation that fell on Norway has a half-life of 30 years, meaning only half its radioactivity remains today. But Kjell's herd still requires testing.
We have nothing else to live off. If the reindeer don't sell, we are left to ourselves.
Kjell Joran Jama