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Bunny Without Ears Found Near Japanese Nuclear Plant

File photo. Digital Vision/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- A newborn bunny has been discovered without ears in Namie City, Japan, just outside the 18-mile exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Though scientists say there's no evidence the rabbit's defect was caused by radioactivity, it has become a symbol of people's fears of radiation after the Fukushima plant was damaged by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in March.

The rabbit was found in May by 56-year-old Yuko Sugimoto.

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Germany to Close Nuclear Power Plants by 2022

Tom Brakefield/Thinkstock(BERLIN) -- Germany plans to phase out all of its nuclear power plants by 2022, making it the largest industrial power to make such an announcement.

The decision comes on the heels of anti-nuclear protests that sprung up in Germany following the crises at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant earlier this year.

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