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Wednesday
Jun012011

Wildlife Threatened by Fukushima Radiation

Aquatic organisms, like seaweed, have been hit hard by the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima plant."Radiation released by the tsunami-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could have long-lasting consequences for the natural environment in the vicinity of the damaged plant.

"Scientists estimate that in the first 30 days after the accident on 11 March, trees, birds and forest-dwelling mammals were exposed to daily doses up to 100 times greater – and fish and marine algae to doses several thousand times greater - than are generally considered safe."  Nature