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Fukushima, Japan Is Overrun With Radioactive Wild Boar

by onApril 11, 2016
 

With an obvious lack of human influence on the wilderness surrounding a nuclear disaster zone, contaminated life tends to flourish. With no humans hunting/destroying habitat, animals have access to large amounts of contaminated food and the freedom to breed out of control. This case in Japan has lead to and unbelievably large increase in wild board population. A dramatic increase in population isn’t a good thing, especially when the boar are radioactive.

Baby Wild Boar In The Leaves - Fukushima Is Overrun With Radioactive Wild Boar

The Sunday Times stated that the population has increased by 10,000 since 2014. The nuclear plant meltdown in Fukushima happened in 2011. Now the population is beginning to move and impact local residents. Farms in the area have reported $900,000 in damage caused by the contaminated boars.

Wild Boar In The Snow - Fukushima Is Overrun With Radioactive Wild Boar

The process of hunting and killing the boars has begun, but it’s hard to do when they can’t be eaten or used in any way. Due to their radioactive contamination, hunters have resorted to mass graves and incineration to dispose of the corpses Both methods have major hold ups, greatly limiting the process of cutting back on the contaminated boar population.

References: The IndependentGizmodo

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