Apr 24, 2014

Fukushima completes culling of radioactive herd in hot zone

The Fukushima Prefectural Government has finished culling 1,692 abandoned cows in the 20-km radius hot zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, prefectural officials said Wednesday. About 3,500 cows owned by 315 livestock farmers were in the area before the March 2011 Great ...

Feb 20, 2014

Group to study DNA of cows near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

A team of Japanese and U.S. scientists have launched a study to analyze the effects of radiation exposure on cows raised near the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant. Researchers from Kitasato University and the University of South Carolina have begun analyzing the DNA ...