Japanese scientists use wild monkeys to study radiation in Fukushima

12/13/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

In an effort to quantify the impact of the nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japanese scientists will outfit wild monkeys with collars that contain GPS technology and the ability to detect the monkey's distance from the ground along with the amount of radiation in the area. "As the radiation moves from the ocean to the forest, it is important to set a baseline of knowledge to see how it affects humans and animals in the long run," said researcher Takayuki Takahashi.

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