Reindeer are still very radioactive 30 years after Chernobyl
Thirty years after a nuclear power plant exploded at Chernobyl, the reindeer that walk the picturesque, snow-capped mountains of Scandinavia are still radioactive.
They weren't the only ones affected. For generations, the Sami people, native to the Arctic North, lived in harmony with nature.
Many worked as boazovázzi, or 'reindeer walkers', herding the animals over hundreds of miles of terrain and selling their meat come slaughter season. The reindeer were a cultural and economic centrepiece for the Sami people.
But the explosion - considered the worst civilian nuclear disaster in history - coated the earth with toxic material, turned the reindeer radioactive, and poisoned the Sami people's way of life.