10% of aphid in Fukushima are deformed “Normally it’s less than 1%.”

10% of aphid in Fukushima are deformed "Normally it's less than 1%."

Hokkaido newspaper reported (cf. Hokkaido newspaper “Millions of people around in Tokyo area are living in radiation controlled area” )Prof. Akimoto from Hokkaido university Research faculty of Agriculture found about 10% of a certain sort of insects are deformed in Fukushima.

It’s Watamushi, a sort of Aphid in the planned evacuation area, 32km from Fukushima plant.
Prof. Akimoto collected 200 samples from Japanese elms to find about 10% of them deformed.
Their bodies and the cast-off skins showed their legs had necrosis,or feelers are damaged, and also some of them had 2 abdomens.

The deformation rate is normally less than 1%. Prof. Akimoto states something must have caused genetic disorder. It can be radiation from Fukushima.
He’s going to analyze the DNA and deformation rate of the insects in Sapporo, where is in Hokkaido, 630km from Fukushima, and Kashiwa in Chiba, where is known to be a hotspot.
He adds, “The insects might also have short lives or abnormal behavior besides deformation.”.




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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.