by Lynne Hayes. Original article in: Growing America. Friday April 8th, 2016
Lynne Hayes’ article highlights a major invasive species problem being manifested in the Fukushima region of Japan, an area in Japan that includes the 12 mile radius of the “exclusion zone” that experienced the nuclear disaster resulting from the Fukushima Hamadōri earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 11 March 2011.
As if a nuclear disaster wasn't overwhelming enough in the Fukushima region of Japan, now the farmers who live in the area are being overrun by wild boars—thousands of them—with razor sharp tusks. And to top it off, they’re radioactive.
They’re full of radiation, so not only can’t they be eaten, they must be buried in concrete pits much like any disposed of radioactive material. That has created an even bigger problem in Japan—mass graves that were built to hold 600 boars each are already full and there is a shortage of people qualified to cremate them.
Their problem???? Not so fast: see the section: Pigging Out In America … feral hogs are OUR problem as well. Though not radioactive, according to the USDA, the United States is home to more than 5 million feral hogs. These ‘cousins” of the wild boar are capable of devastating damage to crops and can seriously upset the balance of our ecosystem.
See the entire article at: http://growinggeorgia.com/features/2016/04/rampaging-radioactive-wild-boars-causing-havoc/