Hunting registrations plunge in Fukushima amid nuclear crisis


  • Hunting registrations plunge in Fukushima amid nuclear crisis

    Hunting can be carried out in non-protected areas by registering with the prefectural government. The hunting season opened this year on Nov. 15. A prefectural hunting club survey found that about 400 club members, mainly from areas around the stricken nuclear plant, had evacuated to other areas, and the number of hunting club members, which stood at 3,542 last fiscal year, was expected to drop by about 1,000 this year.

    At the same time, meat taken from a wild boar and Asian black bear in the prefecture was contaminated with a radioactive cesium level of 14,600 becquerels per kilogram, some 30 times the government's provisional limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp