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Friday, July 24, 2015

Radiation causing mutations in Japan - Is Tokyo in danger yet again?

Radiation mutation may come to Tokyo

People are really stupid

  • For decades I have heard my fellow Conservatives go on and on about how wonderful and "safe" nuclear power is.  So-called Liberals are not any smarter.  They just pretend to care.

(The Australian)  -  The images of deformed daisies have emerged on social media after Twitter user @san_kaido posted a photo of the mutated yellow and white flowers last month. They were found in Nasushiobara City, around 110 kilometres from the Fukushima plant, the site of the 2011 nuclear meltdown.
San Kaido posted the images with the following words: “The right one grew up, split into 2 stems to have two flowers connected each other, having four stems of flower tied beltlike,” according to Fukushima Diary.
“The left one has four 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.”
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.
Mutant Daisies
The deformed animals and plants come as thousands of men are working in Japan’s muggy early summer in a vast effort to scrub radiation from the villages around Fukushima.
The mission is to decontaminate hundreds of square kilometres that were polluted when reactors went into meltdown after a huge tsunami struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011.
No stone is left unturned: diggers scrape away the top layer of earth in fields, school courtyards and around the buildings of villages, while houses, buildings, roads and parking lots are scrubbed clean.
At least 20,000 people — all dressed in the special gloves, masks and boots required for workers in the nuclear industry — are involved in the clean-up, according to the environment ministry.
Some 2.5 million black bags filled with contaminated soil, plants and leaves wait at the sites or in one of the nearly 800 temporary outdoor storage facilities that have been set up across the disaster zone.
The mammoth effort comes as Japan’s government prepares to declare sections of the evacuation zone habitable again.
That will mean evacuees can return to the homes they abandoned more than four years ago. It will also mean, say campaigners, that some people will have no choice but to go back because it will trigger the ending of some compensation payments.
Government-run decontamination efforts are under way in 11 cities where Tokyo says that at present, anyone living there would be exposed to radiation levels of more than 20 millisieverts (mSv) a year.
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Can human mutation be far behind?
or is it already here?

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