Biological monitoring at Botan Park of Ueno Toshogu shrine in Tokyo, Japan
I visited Botan Park to see biological impacts of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. “Botan” means Peony in Japanese. I could see various kinds of flowers as well as peony which were cultivated in Tokyo. Generally speaking, growths of plants are faster than human beings, so they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us. Fortunately, they are fine and beautiful. I couldn't find any impact of the accident. People in Tokyo have no worry about the accident, because air and water of Tokyo is clean and there is no nuclear power plant in Tokyo.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on February 18, 2013.