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Mutant butterflies near damaged nuclear plant


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Mutant butterflies near damaged nuclear plant

Scientists have found genetic mutations in three generations of butterflies from near Japan’s quake-damaged Fukishima nuclear plant.

The discovery has raised fears that radiation could have affected other animal species.

Around 12 percent of pale grass blue butterflies that were exposed to nuclear fallout had abnormalities.

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