Radioactive boars run amok in Japanese towns

No, this isn't a 1950's sci-fi movie, it's real life.  Hundreds of radioactive boars have taken over two Japanese towns located in the exclusion zone near the abandoned Fukushima power station.

The Fukushima meltdown 6 years ago forced thousands of residents to leave the area, but now the government wants them to return home.

After the towns were deserted, wild boars emerged from the wilderness to look for food.  Now, they're flourishing.

The boars have been feasting on food and plants from the area, which have exposed them to radiation way above safe levels.

State hunters have been deployed to the towns of Namie and Tomioka to get rid of the nuclear beasts.

At the end of this month, Japan will lift its evacuation orders for parts of Namie and three other towns.

Residents who don't return home are being told they risk losing their housing benefits.

According to Greenpeace there were 160,000 people who had to leave their homes.  80,000 people have yet to come back.

It's understandable, the Fukushima meltdown was horrible.  And who wants to live in a town where radioactive boars are running the show?

Read more at CNBC.

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