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(11 Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake) Forest untouched by decontamination, creatures exposed to radiation continue to be affected at the cellular level

Tohoku University lecturer Masatoshi Suzuki arranges samples of Japanese macaques in Sendai City on February 8.

March 8, 2022
 Eleven years have passed since the accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

While decontamination has progressed mainly in residential areas and other areas where people live, vast areas of forests remain largely untouched.

A wild Japanese monkey in a mountain forest in Fukushima Prefecture, Iitate Village, Fukushima Prefecture, in December 2021.

What effect do radioactive materials remaining in the forests have on living creatures and how do they move through the food chain? Researchers are continuing their investigations. (Keitaro Fukuchi)

Image of radioactive cesium transfer through the food chain

https://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S15226522.html?iref=pc_photo_gallery_bottom

March 11, 2022 - Posted by | Fuk 2022 | , ,

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