Boom in boars—Wild radioactive pigs over-run Fukushima Japan

Outside the the 20 km Dead Zone around the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the farms are being over-run wIld radioactive pigs!
That is, the Dead Zone is harboring a rapidly increasing number of radioactive boars and even the areas outside the Zone are becoming disused and overgrown thus providing the boars a better habitat.

More boars mean more damage in Fukushima
The Japan Times | 2013/09/24
Wild boars are taking a toll on agriculture in Fukushima Prefecture as farmers struggle to bounce back from the planting bans imposed after the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant
More wild boars are also showing up in towns and cities outside the 20-km exclusion zone.
Meanwhile, the number of licensed hunters in Fukushima Prefecture has decreased by one-third
wild boar meat could be irradiated has reduced interest in bagging the wild animals among the already aging population of hunters.

A similar problem has occurred in Germany where quotingLEFTy_12x15A Quarter Century after Chernobyl: Radioactive Boar on the Rise in GermanyquotingRIGHty_12x15 ( Furthermore, Der Spiegel Online reported:
quotingLEFTy_12x15radioactivity in wild boar isn’t likely to disappear soon.single-left-quoterThe problem has been at a high level for a long time,single-right-quoter says Joachim Reddemann (an expert on radioactivity in wild boar with the Bavarian Hunting Federation). single-left-quoterIt will likely remain that way for at least the next 50 years.single-right-quoterquotingRIGHty_12x15

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7 thoughts on “Boom in boars—Wild radioactive pigs over-run Fukushima Japan”

  1. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger wrote:
    …you glorified piece of nut waste.

    Huh, “nut waste”?
    Gee, that was a random comment even for a post about wild radioactive pigs.

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