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Bizarre Oddities: Not A Horror Movie! Radioactive Wild Boars Roam After Fukushima Disaster

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Caught On Video: Radioactive Wild Boar Roam Fukushima

With humans long gone, and robots dying off amid the radiation, Fukushima has become home to ‘something else’.

Source: ZeroHedge

When the exclusion zone was set up almost exactly 6 years ago this week – with the surrounding towns population evacuated to a safe distance – The Mirror reports that hundreds of the wild boars, which have been known to attack people when enraged, descended from surrounding hills and forests into the deserted streets.

Now they roam the empty streets and overgrown garden’s of Japan’s deserted seaside town of Namie, foraging for food.

However, the people of Namie are scheduled to return to the town at the end of the month, which means the bloody-toothed interlopers have to be cleared.

“It is not really clear now which is the master of the town, people or wild boars,” said Tamotsu Baba, mayor of the town.

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“If we don’t get rid of them and turn this into a human-led town, the situation will get even wilder and uninhabitable.”

Reuters reports that more than half of Namie’s former 21,500 residents have decided not to return and face the wild boars, however, a government survey showed last year, citing concerns over radiation and the safety of the nuclear plant, which is being decommissioned.

Wild boar meat is a delicacy in northern Japan, but animals slaughtered since the disaster are too contaminated to eat. According to tests conducted by the Japanese government, some of the boars have shown levels of radioactive element caesium-137 that are 300 times higher than safety standards.

Authorities in the town of Tomioka say they’ve killed 800 so far, but officials there say that’s not enough, according to Japanese media. The latest statistics show that in the three years since 2011, the number of boars killed in hunts has grown to 13,000 from 3,000.

But at town meetings earlier this year to prepare for the homecoming, residents had voiced worries about the wild boars.

“I’m sure officials at all levels are giving some thought to this,” said Hidezo Sato, a former seed merchant in Namie. “Something must be done.”

Why not send in some robots? Oh wait you tried that!

Fukushima Disaster Destroying Pacific Ocean: California Bans Commercial Crab Fishing Due To Excessive Radiation In Seafood – Radioactive Crab

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California bans commercial crab fishing due to excessive radiation in seafood

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by: David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) In November of last year, California state officials placed an indefinite hold on the commercial crab season, in order to protect public health. The reason given by the state was dangerously high levels of algal toxins in the bodies of the crabs.

But according to New York radio station 95.1 FM (SuperStation 95), insiders from the California Fish and Game Commission have revealed that the real reason for the ban was dangerously high levels of radioactivity resulting from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Radioactive crab are so dangerous to eat that state officials felt the need to protect the public, Superstation 95 reports. But officials were unwilling to publicly admit the true reason for the ban, which contradicts official claims that the Fukushima disaster poses no threat to the U.S. West coast.

The official story

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 8.15.39 AMOfficially, California’s crab season was closed due to a record bloom of an algae called Pseudo-Nitzchia, also known as red tide. The record red tide began in April, stretched as far north as Washington, and dissipated around October. Some patches were as much as 40 miles wide.

Red tide is dangerous because it produces a neurotoxin called domoic acid, which can cause tremors, memory loss and even death. Even though the tide dissipated in October, California officials claimed that domoic acid from the tide had accumulated at dangerous levels in seafood, particularly crabs.

In late December, the state partially lifted the crab ban, allowing some fishing off the coasts of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. But consumers are still advised to rinse these crabs before cooking them, and to avoid eating their internal organs.

Will Fukushima destroy the West Coast fishing industry?

But according to SuperStation 95, this story is only a ruse to conceal the fact that California crab contains dangerous levels of radioactivity from the Fukushima disaster.

In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Enormous amounts of radioactive material were ejected into the atmosphere, most of which later settled into the ocean. Since then, more radioactivity has continued to pour into the ocean from the coastal plant. Prevailing ocean currents have been sweeping that radioactivity eastward ever since, and radioactive isotopes from the disaster are now being detected off North America’s west coast.

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SuperStation 95 says it was contacted by workers from the California Fish and Game Commission, who chose to remain anonymous in order to avoid retribution. The station reports that these workers said that crab, especially Rock crab, contained levels of radiation so high that state officials were concerned they could cause immediate sickness in anyone who ate them.

“If people started connecting the dots proving radiation in seafood was making them sick, it would utterly destroy California’s seafood industry in days,” SuperStation 95 quotes the sources as saying.

Although shutting down the crab-season dealt a major short-term blow to the state’s seafood industry, high-ranking officials were more concerned with the industry’s long-term health, the station reports. Therefore they instructed the Fish and Wildlife Commission to come up with “some other reason for cancelling the crab season, so as not to panic the public or wreck our industry.”

The crab are not the first West Coast seafood to be reported radioactive. A recent study found that 100 percent of Pacific bluefin tuna tested off the coast of California contained radioactive materials from the Fukushima disaster.

Among the radioactive isotopes already detected off the U.S. west coast is strontium-90, which mimics calcium in the human body and therefore accumulates in the bones. There it can cause cancers of the bone and blood.

Sources for this article include: 

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