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Mutations in animals following Chernobyl nuclear disaster

“The amount of mutations in people and animals grew sharply after the catastrophe,” states the explanation accompanying the display.

Japan Times column on nuclear mutations: Professor seeing ‘increase in negative effects’ from Fukushima since last year — Report of insect with leg growing from head (PHOTO) http://enenews.com/japan-times-column-nuclear-mutations-professor-increase-negative-effects-report-insect-leg-growing-head-photo December 9th, 2012  
Title: Chernobyl factored in the fall of a corrupt regime — Fukushima may too
Source: The Japan Times
Author: ROGER PULVERS
Date:   Dec. 9, 2012
There are approximately 7,000 exhibits in Kiev’s Ukrainian National Chornobyl Museum. (The location of the nuclear plant that exploded on April 26, 1986 is spelled this way in Ukrainian.) Among the documents, photographs, maps and objects at this museum that opened on the sixth anniversary of the accident is a little piglet.

The piglet was born after the accident in the vicinity of the plant with a deformity known as dipygus. Its body, on display, is forked at the torso and possesses too many legs.

“The amount of mutations in people and animals grew sharply after the catastrophe,” states the explanation accompanying the display. [...]

What is the true nature of the destruction caused by radioactive contamination in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, an area stretching out in a 31-km radius from the plant? And what can we expect to find in a similar zone in Fukushima Prefecture? [...]

Timothy Mousseau, professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina [...] said to me, “Our second year of sampling in Fukushima in July 2012 suggests an increase in negative effects on animals living in the areas of high contamination, so it is imperative that these studies continue.” [...]

Source: http://www.freeml.com/bl/8694840/123147/
“In 300km area from Fukushima plant, variety of mutated cicadas were observed.” -Fukushima Diary  Source: http://www.freeml.com/bl/8694840/123147/

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December 10, 2012 - Posted by | environment

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