NHK admitted birds are dying in Fukushima


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NHK reported in Iidatemura, where the radiation level is the highest, bird’s population is only 70% and the sorts of birds are only one in fifth compared to Nihonmatsu city, where the radiation level is the lowest among the 4 local governments in Fukushima.
The researching group to consist of French, American researchers and Prof. Ueda from Rikkyou university conducted bird survey at 300 points of 4 local governments for the population of 45 types of birds such as swallow and titmouse. The survey has been done since last July.

The result showed the more contaminated the place is, the more population and kinds of birds decrease.

The researching group commented it can be because of the direct effect of radiation and also because people evacuated to leave the farms ruined to reduce the insects to eat.







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