Animals Thrive in Areas Evacuated by Humans After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

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Nearly nine years have passed since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, the most catastrophic nuclear accident since Chernobyl, which was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

But despite the severity of the meltdown, wildlife is now thriving in the evacuated regions surrounding the disabled power plant, known as the Fukushima exclusion zone, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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