Tokyo Professor: I couldn’t help feeling pity for the tree — X-ray-like image shows spread of radioactivity — “Equivalent of miscarriage, stillbirth, malformation” (PHOTO)

Published: May 28th, 2012 at 10:33 pm ET
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Information posted online May 24, 2012 by Dr. Satoshi Mori of Tokyo University and translated by EXSKF:

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Today, I want to show you the radiation measurements of parts of the cypress tree [from Komiya District of Iitate-murawas] and the radioautograph of the leaves.

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Still, as I pressed the leaves and took the radioautograph, I couldn’t help feeling pity for the Japanese cypress that was doused everywhere on the leaves and rachis with radioactivity.

These seeds would have popped out of the female fruits, landed on the ground, and damaging the chromosomes of their embryo buds from internal radiation exposure and the external radiation exposure from the environment (several microsieverts/hour) they would have entered the germinating period and started cell division.

Any biology researcher would think about inhibition of germination due to chromosome disorders, or malformation even if they germinate. If it were animals, they would be the equivalent of miscarriage, stillbirth, malformation, weak constitution due to immune depression. I’ve already reported on the numerous cases of malformed branches and leaves in Chernobyl.

The radioautograph shows the leaves uniformly sprinkled with radioactive fallout and irradiated.

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Published: May 28th, 2012 at 10:33 pm ET
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