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Sadly, it turns out all the news outlets that posted such photos were pranked. Most of the photos have been specifically identified as having been taken much earlier, or in very different places from the Fukushima disaster.


What’s even more interesting to me is the lack of apparent mutations, so far, in the rather extensive photos taken by the Ukrainian woman I linked in my previous post above. She’s a very angry (at the Russians) person, and would have been more than happy to show abnormalities in her photos as she traveled on her motorcycle through the “forbidden zone.” Apparently many plants and even animals seem to have a much higher resistance to radiation than do we humans.

That is in no way to diminish the disasters in either Chernobyl or Fukushima.