Discuss: Is it possible to use animals to measure the radioactivity of irradiated areas?
The University of Fukushima, Japan, has announced its decision to send monkeys and wild boars in the irradiated areas after the nuclear accident in the Japanese archipelago in March 2011. Equipped with equipment designed to meet the level of radioactivity, these animals will thus collect valuable data. The goal: to allow scientists, who fear a strong contamination of forests and rivers, to map the damage caused by the nuclear incident, without endangering the lives of human beings.
Are you for or against using animals to measure the radioactivity of irradiated areas?