Japan Bird Assoc.: It reminded me of ‘Silent Spring’ by Rachel Carson; Forest of no chirp — We found only a few swallows in Fukushima town, other summer birds missing as well
Tweets by Japan Wild Bird Association translated by Fukushima Diary:
June 25 at 3:53a
Visited Iidatemura Fukushima to research how radiation affect swallows. Atmospheric dose was 4~5μSv/h at average, the highest reading was 8μSv/h on the ground. Rice fields were abandoned, all the villagers evacuated, we found only a few swallows.
June 25 at 4:07a
It is not only swallow, we couldn’t find other summer birds such as Narcissus Flycatcher or blue-and-white flycatcher either. It reminded me of “Silent Spring” by Rachel Louise Carson. Forest of no chirp.
See also: Bird Study: "Increases in frequency of selective deaths due to mutations" as consequence of Fukushima -- "Results suggest significant mortality costs of low-dose radiation" -- 0.05 microSv/h considered contaminated
- Former Japan TV News Anchor: The mutations have begun in Fukushima; Birds found blind, unable to fly — Magazine: “Birds in tailspin 4 years after Fukushima… the proverbial canary in a coalmine” — Professor: Birds with mutations popping up all over in contaminated areas (VIDEO) May 12, 2015
- Japan Paper: Malformations in 10% of cotton worms from Fukushima town -Entomologist (PHOTO) August 16, 2012
- Japan TV broadcasts mutations in animals and plants after Fukushima — Scientist: “Very few insects, only 2 birds” (PHOTOS & VIDEO) December 4, 2012
- Professor: Fukushima twice as strong as Chernobyl when comparing species of birds found in both places — We don’t know why they are doing even worse in Fukushima (VIDEO) November 21, 2013
- Highly radioactive dust in Fukushima town — “Off the scale… radiation level beyond its capacity” (VIDEO) June 2, 2013