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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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.