Radioactive Wild Boars Keep Residents From Returning to Fukushima Area

Wild boar has always been a delicacy in Japan but in the Fukushima area, the boars are killed, burned or buried as some of them register up to 300 times the normal amount of radiation.  Several towns in the region were evacuated after the nuclear plant disaster and now some of the towns have been taken over by these radioactive animals.  To complicate matters, large numbers of wild dogs and rats are also living in the abandoned towns.

“It is not really clear now which is the master of the town, people or wild boars,” said Tamotsu Baba, mayor of Namie, which was set to be re-opened at the end of the month. “If we don’t get rid of them and turn this into a human-led town, the situation will get even…



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