25 Sep '14, 10am

Fukushima Radiation is Still Wreaking Havoc on Insects Around the Plant

Fukushima Radiation is Still Wreaking Havoc on Insects Around the Plant

Plants harvested 16 – 20 months after the disaster and from further away from the plant still seemed to harm butterflies when larvae eat the contaminated leaves. Additionally, when looking for the insects in the wild near the plant, researchers found fewer butterflies, which is consistent with a lower survival rate. Biologists believe that these findings are important because there have been almost no other studies on how radiation-tainted food impacts wildlife

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/fukushima-radiation-is-still-wreakin...

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