Images of mutated daisies which are growing in the region near the doomed Fukushima Nuclear Reactor in Japan are taking the Twitterverse by storm. The images which were posted online by Japanese user @San_Kaido have brought the spotlight back on the abandoned nuclear facility which continues to be a major threat to the biosphere.
— 三悔堂 (@san_kaido) May 27, 2015
If you are like me and can’t decipher Japanese, here’s what the tweet reads, ” “The right one grew up, split into 2 stems to have 2 flowers connected each other, having 4 stems of flower tied belt-like. The left one has 4 stems (that) 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 (radiation levels).”
The Fukushima plant suffered a meltdown of 3 of its 6 reactors after a tsunami devastated the region in 2011. Since then there have been multiple calls for safe decontamination of the region as the radioactivity may leak and spread to regions as far as US and Africa. India is also in the danger zone.
If you didn’t believe the ecologists before, these images of plants which are growing more than 100 Km away from the reactor should be able to change your mind.
But these daisies are not the only things that are scaring us. There are many more mutant lifeforms in the region now that can give us the creeps. Take a look:
Cabbages the size of babies
The Sun SolarFlare Flower