12 Jul '12, 2pm

Fukushima vs. Chernobyl: How Have Animals Fared?

Timothy Mousseau Researchers in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. For a little bird, bee or butterfly trying to make it in the world, which is the worse place to land: Fukushima or Chernobyl? On the one hand, there’s the risk from the release of radioactive materials that occurred in Japan just over a year ago. On the other, there’s the threat of mutations from accumulated environmental contamination over the past quarter-century from the Chernobyl accident in Ukraine. Researchers set out to see whether these radionuclide-laden zones are equally detrimental to local animal populations, or whether one disaster site is more lethal. “The two events are similar in the sense that there’s lots of radioactive material in the environment,” said Timothy Mousseau , a biologist at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. “But they’re different in ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/fukushima-vs-ch...

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