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NORWAY STILL RADIOACTIVE 26 YEARS AFTER CHERNOBYL via Safecast

26 years have passed since the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. Many countries in Europe were affected of the radioactive fallout, including Norway which is roughly 2500 kilometers away from Chernobyl.

On May 18, 2012 The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) reported about a new helicopter survey (covering 3000 square kilometer) of the mountainous area in central Norway called Jotunheimen (home of the giants) which contains the highest mountain in North Europe (Galdhopiggen 2469m / 8100feet) and a large high-mountain plateau called Valdresflye which is the feeding area for about 7500 reindeer.

Over the years, reindeer have been monitored for radioactive content, and animals that were considered to have a too high radioactive content for food consumption were omitted from being slaughtered.

The helicopter survey published in May 2012 was actually performed in the fall of 2011, and the eastern part of the Valdresfly plateau was found to contain 70 kilobequerel cesium-137 per square meter. This is a level considered too high and unfit for food production.

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