The March 11, 2011 quake and tsunami killed nearly 19,000 people and smashed Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima plant, triggering meltdowns, spewing radiation and forcing some 160,000 people to flee their homes, many never to return. It was the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986.
Later on World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that that people in the area worst affected by Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident two years ago have a slightly higher risk of developing certain cancers. It was estimated that there was a 70 percent higher risk of females exposed as infants developing thyroid cancer over their lifetime. The thyroid is the most exposed organ as radioactive iodine concentrates there and children are deemed especially vulnerable.
And now, a Korean website has assembled this image collection of vegetables from towns and villages surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant which show how the produce has mutated because of the radiations caused by the disaster. Have a look:
A two-faced corn!
Peaches ‘double up’
Identity crisis: This is a mutant orange.
A woman holds a tomato that appears to have green shoots sprouting out of it
This is what a mutant tomato looks like.
A sunflower ‘within’ a sunflower!
Can you spot the mutant cabbage in the picture below? Of course you can!
A five-fingered turnip
Weird, isn’t it?