The Japanese government wants residents in the surrounding area of the Fukushima power station to return home years after being evacuated.
One problem: the area has since been overtaken by hundreds of radioactive wild boars!!
The meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant forced thousands of residents to leave the surrounding area six years ago.
After people deserted the 12-mile plus exclusion zone, wild boars emerged from local forests to scavenge for food — like cattle that were left to rot in their pens — and have blossomed into a flourishing boar population.
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The boars have been surviving off of food and plants, which have exposed the animals to radiation levels far higher than considered safe by the government.
According to reports, teams of hunters have been called on to obtain the boars from the towns of Namie and Tomioka before Japan lifts evacuation orders on four towns at the end of March.
However, the contaminated boars, some of which have shown levels of radioactive elements 300 times higher than safety standards, are giving officials reason to worry.
The animals have reportedly
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