The accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima" has provoked a mutation butterflies

The accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima" has led to the fact that in Japan began to mutate butterfly. It is reported by "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" on August 13th.

The participants of the research team concluded that the transformation caused by radionuclides that are released into the atmosphere after the accident. Genetic metamorphosis of the butterfly genus touched Pseudozizeeria maha. It turned out that many captured insects too small wings, and eyes - subtle vmyatinki.

According to experts, mutations rapidly expanded population of butterflies. If changes were observed in 12% of captured insects, in their offspring - already at 18% of the individuals.

In the area of ​​Fukushima Prefecture and first exhibited animals mutated. In May 2011, near the nuclear power plant was born earless white rabbit. In addition, experts found in fish radioactive cesium that exceeded the norm by 25 times.

The disaster at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima" occurred on March 11, 2011. It was triggered by aftershocks, the magnitude of which was 9 points, as well as a 14-meter tsunami that came after them. Wave flooded four of the six reactors of the plant, so that the cooling system is out of order.


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