The Fukushima disaster occurred after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake knocked out a power line at the plant and generated a tsunami that flooded the facility’s emergency generators, destroying the plant’s cooling system. Catastrophic meltdowns occurred in three reactors, releasing radiation that has tainted the surrounding environment.
Five nuclear plants in total suffered some level of damage from the earthquake and tsunami; all but Fukushima Dai-ichi were shut down safely.
‘Something has gone wrong’
According to iquestioneverything.net
Recent years have brought reports of deformed fruit and mutant butterflies, but the latest is a remarkable photo of deformed daisies posted on Twitter by @san_kaido, who took the photo below in Nasushiobara City, which lies about 70 miles from Fukushima.
The translated 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 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.” The last sentence from the tweet — about the radiation dose now being “0.5 μSv/h at 1m above the ground” — describes the radiation dose per hour that’s now present at the site where the photo above was taken.
Since the nuclear plant meltdown, locals have reportedly spotted other deformed vegetables and fruit which also appeared to be affected by the high radiation levels found in the groundwater near the plant. A rabbit that was born without ears was also discovered in the radiation zone.
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