Fukushima Plants Showing ‘Unusual Growing Patterns’

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NewsWeek, BYROBYN WHITEON 8/31/22, Japan’s Fukushima, the site of the world’s second-worst nuclear disaster, is showing “unusual growing patterns” among vegetation in the area because of the radiation contamination.

…………………… Tim Mousseau, a professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina and a radiation expert, toldNewsweekthat a “vast region near the power plant” is still “significantly contaminated” but that levels are much lower than they used to be. However, the effects of radiation continue to be seen in the plants in the area, he said.

“There have been a few studies of the plants showing effects of the radiation. For example, it has been shown that Japanese fir trees show unusual growth patterns similar to that observed for pine trees inChernobyl,” Mousseau said. “Such effects are still open for study, as they are preserved in the growth form of the plant/tree…

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