Red forest appeared in Fukushima

Like in Chernobyl, red forest appeared in in Fukushima.

Red forest..

The Red Forest (Ukrainian: Рудий ліс, Russian: Рыжий лес), formerly the Worm Wood Forest, refers to the trees in the 10 km² surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The name ‘Red Forest’ comes from the ginger-brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation from the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986.[1] In the post-disaster cleanup operations, the Red Forest was bulldozed and buried in ‘waste graveyards’.[2] The site of the Red Forest remains one of the most contaminated areas in the world today.[3] [Link]

A Fukushima citizen found it to say,,

ココへ来て30年程になるが、松の木が枯れたのを見たのは初めてである。

I’ve been here for 30 years, but I haven’t seen a pine tree withering.

15本に一本程の割合で枯れている。

1 of 15 trees are dead.

相変わらず、スズメは一羽もいない。

No sparrow.

311以前は毎朝騒がしくスズメがさえずっていた。

Before 311, sparrows were tweeting every morning.

なにもかも、変わってしまった。

Everything has changed.

アリも一匹もいない。

There is no even ant.

震災直後から4月にかけてドクダミも枯れた。

From 311 to April, Korean houttuynia withered too.

成育中のドクダミが一面枯れた光景を人生で初めて見た。

It was the first time in my life to see growing Korean houttuynia totally died.

 

↓ Fukushima red forest

red forest Fukushima

 

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