Fukushima ’caused mutant butterflies’ in JapanAugust 15th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was recently reported that Fukushima Nuclear plant is affecting the breeding of butterflies. This was a report that was brought about by the scientist located in Japan. They claimed that such effect may be extended to other animals and may lead to inconveniences.
It was reported that before the nuclear plant was released the butterflies were on their larva stage and after the tsunami took place abnormalities started to portray themselves in the butterflies. The larva came out with damaged eyes and small wings. However, this did not affect all the butterflies, 12 percent of the pale grass butterflies were the ones which were infected.
To confirm the suspicions about the nuclear plant effect on the butterflies, they gathered the affected butterflies and when they mated them, 18 percent of the off springs that came out were as well affected by the same abnormalities.
The figure kept on rising as generations after generations were mated. The Fukushima disaster is not only affecting the butterflies but it is feared to still have effects on other animals and the human beings as well. People are warned about the effects and they are advised to take the corrective measures before the effect worsens.
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