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LIVES UNSEEN IN NUCLEAR GHOST TOWNS
Starving. Scared. Waiting. Animals are trapped in evacuated cities inside a 20km (soon to expand) radius around Fukushima’s shattered nuclear power plant. Since a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami (3/11/11) crushed over 400 miles of northeastern Japan coast, the damaged plant continues to emit inivisible rays. Residents are gone. But life is evident in these ghost towns. Some 4,000 cows, 31,000 pigs, 630,000 chickens, 100 horses — along with 5,800 registered dogs and an unknown number of cats — live unseen. They are without food, water, care or comfort.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
That is enough to make me sick. What is wrong with the Japanese and this obsession the authorities seem to have with trying to 'salvage' the area directly effected here?? If the animals are dropping, then NONE of them are safe for anything related to what livestock would be kept alive for. Someone over there needs to have some compassion and simply put these animals down. It's brutal and it will be ugly for the people doing it, but it's a mercy to the animals.
Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
Where is the evidence that these cows are dying from radiation???
Earlier this April we made our way to Fukushima to do some investigative reporting of the current conditions in the five- to ten-kilometer area around the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. This is the first in a series of articles where we will report our findings from our time on the ground in Fukushima.
The location for our first story is a ranch in Namie, a town located 10 kilometers from the nuclear plant. Here, instead of the lively sounds of farmers going about their daily work, the air is filled with the desperate cries of abandoned cattle. Going to the barn to investigate, we found that over half the cattle in every pen were dead, and the rest were letting out heartbreaking cries for help as they stood among the corpses.
Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by grinitagi
They are dieing because they haven't been fed.
Are you serious?edit on 19-6-2011 by Miraj because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by chrismicha77
Of course, there are people I would die for and care about deeply. But just seeing the horror and destruction we as a species are capable of, disgusts me.