Several years ago, I posted about how wildlife was returning to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. I was so inspired that I created an art installation on the topic. The return of previously endangered species to the one place where humans dared not go, prompted british scientist and environmentalist to suggest:
I have wondered if the small volumes of nuclear waste from power production should be stored in tropical forests and other habitats in need of a reliable guardian against their destruction by greedy developers
Now it’s happening again in the exclusion zone around the Fukushima power plant in Japan:
More images here. There’s no getting around what a catastrophe a nuclear meltdown is and how scarring it is on a planet, but it’s nice to see at least some inhabitants of the earth making lemonade.