15 Aug '12, 1am

Mutant Fukushima Butterflies Reveal Effects of Radiation

Mutant Fukushima Butterflies Reveal Effects of Radiation

A team of researchers have revealed that a specific species of local butterfly in Japan have mutated since the Fukushima disaster back in March 2011. The species and the massive changes in physical and genetic development suggest that radiation levels continue to be a threat in the region, and may also serve as indicator of how slowly the breakdown of radioactive materials might be. After over a year of research, the group published their findings in the scientific journal, Nature, and roundly concluded that, “radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant caused physiological and genetic damage to this species .” Researchers had already been studying the delicate butterfly species for 10 years prior to the Fukushima incident, because the group of animals is extremely senstive to environmental changes, which could offer a way for scientists to measure environmental c...

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Mutant butterflies emerging from Fukushima radiation

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mnn.com 14 Aug '12, 10am

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straitstimes.com 14 Aug '12, 7am

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grist.org 13 Aug '12, 5pm

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cheeserland.com 19 Aug '12, 3am

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