WTF: Mutant Flowers Have Appeared At The Fukushima Disaster Site


Not even plants are spared from the deformities that all lifeforms can experience after nuclear disasters, and this photo is proof.

About 68 miles outside of Fukushima, where multiple nuclear plants suffered meltdowns as a results of the devastating tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, people can spot daisies that have clearly been mutated.

Twitter user @san_kaido tweeted the photo from above. His caption, as translated by the IB Times, 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.

With Japan still facing the numerous implications of the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami to this day, these deformed flowers are a fascinating and subtle reminder that the natural disaster is far from completely behind them.