Bird decline more severe around Fukushima than that seen around Chernobyl

UPI just reported:

Bird populations near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant have dropped more than expected from a related analysis of the Chernobyl disaster, scientists say.

Researchers counting birds at 300 locations in Fukushima Prefecture from 15 to 30 miles from the damaged nuclear complex said they found bird communities were significantly diminished in the more contaminated areas.

They compared the findings to a similar study undertaken in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone from 2006 through 2009 and discovered that for 14 species of birds found in both locations, the decrease of population size was more pronounced at Fukushima than at Chernobyl.

Here’s a link: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/02/08/Bird-numbers-drop-around-Fukushima/UPI-66091328731833/?spt=hs&or=sn

 

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