Title: Plants Are Taking Over Japan’s Nuclear Wasteland
Author: Brian Ashcraft
Date: July 19, 2012
people living near the reactors [...] are yet to return. In their place, the plants are taking over.
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.
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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