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Fukushima spawns dandelions with double heads - genetic mutations

Recent pictures have shown double-headed dandelions growing in Minamisoma as a result of the Fukushima fallout. This is a dangerous mutation scenario.

Minamisoma is a small town on the Coast of Japan, situated about twenty five kilometers north of the collapsed nuclear reactor site of Fukushima Daiichi. Before the terrorising tsunami struck this area on 11th March, 2011, it was surrounded by hundreds of thousands of hectares of rice paddies and lush flora. Some people have reported that the area resembled a carpet of gold in the fall.

The farms in this region have now gone barren and the green houses are in ruins. Bales of hay are rotting in the snow. Where will these Fukushima related anomalies lead us to, with scenes of double-headed dandelions and mutant rabbits being born near Daiichi?

[Not radiation effect] Fasciate and double-headed dandelion mutation in Minamisoma Fukushima

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