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Deformed Daisies Spotted in Fukushima

Deformed Daisies Spotted in FukushimaDeformed Daisies Spotted in Fukushima

A small patch of deformed daisies near the 2011 Fukushima disaster site has attracted global intrigue, after Japanese Twitter user @san_kaido posted a photo of the plant mutation in May.

The discovery of the freaky-looking flowers comes four years after the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Power Plant meltdown in 2011. The plant went into a meltdown after a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage tsunami, Business Insider reported.

The daisies are not the first thing in Japan, which people think may have been affected by the nuclear power plant’s failure. Mutant rabbits and twisted vegetables have all had their moment in the social media spotlight.

What has been confirmed, in July 2013, was that about 300 tons of radioactive water continues to leak from the plant every day into the Pacific Ocean.