• Kyodo


Veterinarians and researchers will soon begin studying the radiation exposure of cattle on farms in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, within the no-go zone near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, participants said Tuesday.

Many of the roughly 3,500 cattle on farms within 20 km of the plant are believed to be living in the wild after their owners evacuated in March. About 70 cows, however, have been rounded up and are now being raised on farms in parts of Minamisoma within the zone.

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