Tag: nuclear disaster

Mutant Butterflies Near Fukushima Linked to Nuclear Radiation

By Veronique Greenwood | August 15, 2012 10:55 am

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A mutated butterfly

Japanese authorities may have cleared out the human population around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but the native wildlife is still there. A month after the accident, scientists who study the pale grass blue butterfly collected 144 near the plant, and found that they had begun to show mutations like dented eyes and deformed wings.

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