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Stronger negative relationship of wild bird abundance and radiation level seen in Fukushima than Chernobyl

On 8/14/2014, Oxford Journals published the report about the negative relationship of wile bird abundance and radiation level commonly seen in Fukushima and Chernobyl on “Journal of Heredity”. The report

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232,980 Bq/Kg from leaf mold of Fukushima forest “Out of evacuation zone”

  According to Fukushima prefecture, 232,980 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from leaf mold. The sample was taken from a forest located in the north of Fukushima prefecture, where is

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Fukushima prefecture plans to finish all the forest decontamination by 2020, “grow biomass fuel crops”

On 11/22/2012, Fukushima prefecture announced they are going to finish decontaminating all the forests by 2020. It excludes planned evacuation area and hazard area, where only 1% had been decontaminated

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Silent Spring comes to Fukushima

Following up this article..32 swallows found dead at the water purification plant in Nagano Japan Wild Bird Association tweeted like these below,   先月、放射性物質のツバメへの影響を調べるため飯舘村に行きました。空間線量は平均して4~5µSv/h、地上は高いところで8µSv/hありました。水田は放棄地となり、全村民が避難していてツバメは数個体しか確認できませんでした。 環境 (続く) tl.gd/i0sm0a — 日本野鳥の会ツバメさん (@wbsj_tsubame)

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Fukushima gov will use contaminated wood for building materials

Fukushima prefecture is going to financially support local governments for tree thinning as forest decontamination as of April of 2012. They are going to pressure Japanese government to include thinning