In Fukushima thousands of sunflowers have been planted to help fight the radiation

In Fukushima thousands of sunflowers have been planted to help fight the radiation

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A bee is pictured on a sunflower in Fukushima, northern Japan August 6. At a temple in Fukushima thousands of sunflowers have been planted to help fight the radiation. "It is as if an invisible snow had fallen on Fukushima and continued to fall, covering the area," said Koyu Abe, chief monk at the Buddhist Joenji temple. Sunflowers were used near Chernobyl after the 1986 nuclear accident to extract radioactive caesium from contaminated ponds nearby. Japanese scientists are carrying out tests to prove their usefulness in fighting radiation.

2 thoughts on “In Fukushima thousands of sunflowers have been planted to help fight the radiation

  1. August 23, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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  2. August 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    In Fukushima thousands of sunflowers have been planted to help fight the radiation http://t.co/feOn1BX

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