Kotaku: Plants Are Taking Over Japan’s Nuclear Wasteland — “Tall growth is unconnected to radioactivity” says news outlet — Weed known to grow in areas that were burned or otherwise disturbed (PHOTOS)

Published: July 19th, 2012 at 3:01 am ET
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Title: Plants Are Taking Over Japan’s Nuclear Wasteland
Source: Kotaku
Author: Brian Ashcraft
Date: July 19, 2012

Japanese-only: http://getnews.jp/archives/233878

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people living near the reactors [...] are yet to return. In their place, the plants are taking over.

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The photos show roads being broken apart by vegetation sprouting up through the asphalt. They show vines making their way across roads.

A weed called Common Mullein, which is described as a plant that grows “in a place that has burned or otherwise been disturbed”, can be seen sprouting in these Fukushima photos.

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GetNews points out that the plant’s tall growth is unconnected to radioactivity.

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Published: July 19th, 2012 at 3:01 am ET
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