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‘Wild boars that took over Japanese towns vacated after the Fukushima disaster are being culled as officials attempt to re-inhabit areas affected by the nuclear fall-out. The animals moved into towns made inhospitable to humans by high levels of radiation.

“It is not really clear now which is the master of the town, people or wild boars,” Mayor of Namie Tamotsu Baba told Reuters. “If we don’t get rid of them and turn this into a human-led town, the situation will get even wilder and uninhabitable.”

The town of Namie, located 4km (2.5 miles) from the Fukushima power plant, is scheduled to see residents return at the end of March. More than half of the 21,500 former residents have decided not to return, citing concerns over radiation and the safety of ongoing operations at the nuclear plant, which is currently being decommissioned.’

Read more: Radioactive Fukushima boars culled to clear way for returning residents 

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