Mutant Flowers From Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Go Viral
Nearly four years after the deadly and horrific disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, strange happenings have been happening to various plants and animals around the nuclear zone.
There have been other reports of deformed fruit and even mutant butterflies post the disaster. But the latest pictures to surface are pretty remarkable. They are of deformed daisies posted on to Twitter by @san_kaido, who took the photo below in Nasushiobara City, which lies about 70 miles from Fukushima.
The tweet, translated from Japanese, describes how the daisies growing there have apparently been impacted by exposure to radiation since the March 2011 incident, that resulted in the meltdown of three of Fukushima’s six reactors following a devastating tsunami:
“The right one grew up, split into 2 stems to have 2 flowers connected each other, having 4 stems of flower tied beltlike,” according to Fukushima Diary. “The left one has 4 stems grew up to be tied to each other and it had the ring-shaped flower. The atmospheric dose is 0.5 μSv/h at 1m above the ground.”
There is no doubt that living around the deadly area, even 70 miles or more south, would cause certain bodily harm, especially drinking the water or eating fish or other surrounding plant life or vegetables.
Deformed Fukushima Daisies
Mutated Fukushima Butterflies
Deformed Crops from Fukushima