Kamchatka Peninsula announces will test migratory birds for effects of Japan event

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Kamchatka boasts diverse and abundant wildlife. Up to 100,000 geese and almost a million ducks migrate to Kamchatka in spring.

This year scientists are worried that the birds may have previously made nests on the Japanese Islands, or may have flown through areas contaminated by fallout of radioactive materials following the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.

Birds will be randomly selected for lab analyses.

The examination results will be used to determine whether to allow or restrict the hunting season this year.

 

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