Fukushima Monkeys Show Signs of Radiation Exposure

Wild monkeys that live near Fukushima — the scene of a nuclear power plant meltdown in 2011 — show signs of radiation exposure, according to researchers. The monkeys that scientists observed had lower counts of red and white blood cells compared to monkeys not near the power plant and also had radioactive cesium in their muscles. Researchers likened the effects seen in the monkeys to those noticed in people, animals, insects and plants following an explosion at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine in 1986. The scientists' findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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