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Item Number: SCP-002-JP

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-002-JP is currently being placed under revised Special Containment Procedures as a Class-4 Biohazard Substance. This is in response to the new characteristics displayed by SCP-002-JP after attempts to physically destroy it. See Addendum 002-JP-A2 for more details.

SCP-002-JP is sealed within a dome-shaped containment casket with a radius of 8 meters, a height of 6 meters, and covered with concrete 1 meter thick.

The concrete casket is to be monitored by surveillance cameras 24 hours a day. Any abnormalities in the casket is to be immediately repaired by D-Class Personnel equipped with standard issue hazmat suits.

Following repairs, the suits will be incinerated and all repair staff will be quarantined for 24 hours. Quarantined individuals are to be fed a meal of wheat, rice, and other similar substances.

If any abnormalities are detected within the quarantined staff, action is to be taken immediately.

Description: SCP-002-JP is a species of Japonica rice, whose seeds continue to grow regardless of season. Attempts to destroy SCP-002-JP have been approved by O5 personnel, but no results have so far proven effective.

Attempts to make physical contact with both individuals and unmanned drones causes activation of SCP-002-JP, and has resulted in the death of the individual or damage to the object touching SCP-002-JP.

Physical destructive attempts using snipers, tanks, artillery, heat, acid, and long-term drought have so far proven ineffective, and any further attempts to destroy SCP-002-JP have been suspended until further notice.

SCP-002-JP possesses two characteristics:

002-JP-A1: SCP-002-JP can cause an outbreak of an unknown bacteria strain, hereby referred to as SCP-002-JP-1.

SCP-002-JP-1 mainly infects grain substances. At present, they infect plant-life through an airborne spread of contaminants. Plant life contaminated with SCP-002-JP-1 becomes composed of an unknown neurotoxin. The neurotoxin is heat tolerant, and is able to be incapacitated at around 300 degrees Celsius.

When an individual consumes plant-matter infected with SCP-002-JP-1, oil and fat components consistent with wax ester—a substance otherwise indigestible by the human body—are generated in the individual’s stomach and intestinal tracts. The origin of how the substance is generated is thus far unknown.

The individual will then most likely die of extreme diarrhea and vomiting, which results in dehydration if otherwise survived. Surgical removal is ineffective, as the individual will continue to generate the substance in their digestive system as well as their anus.

If no treatment is done, individuals typically die within 24 hours. If the individual is given sufficient nutrition through an IV drip, they may survive for as long as a week.

These toxins are neutralized by subjecting it to a heat of 300 degrees Celsius.

As SCP-002-JP-1 creates spores, it is able to survive for long periods of time, even among high temperatures or anaerobic conditions. It is also unaffected by any antibiotics. The only known substance to inhibit SCP-002-JP-1’s growth is garlic.

002-JP-A2: SCP-002-JP possesses avoidance behavior that allows it to avoid animals and humans approaching it. The behavior triggers automatically when a living being comes within 5 meters of SCP-002-JP. SCP-002-JP physically moves to avoid any living beings in that radius.

If there is an object preventing SCP-002-JP from moving, said object would be destroyed immediately.

Such behavior was first exhibited during the first destruction trial, as an experiment to see if SCP-002-JP was able to be destroyed by heat. Since the experiment, SCP-002-JP has avoided any personnel carrying flamethrowers.

During experimentation, SCP-002-JP destroyed a 40 cm thick concrete wall in an attempt to escape 3 D-Class personnel when cornered.

SCP-002-JP has also successfully avoided high-powered lasers. It is theorized that SCP-002-JP may have a form of precognitive ability.

Attempts to burn SCP-002-JP from all sides resulted in the floor of the containment facility collapsing.

Further Special Containment Procedures awaiting reevaluation.

Addendum 1: SCP-002-JP was discovered at a shrine located in a village in the Iwate Prefecture in Japan. SCP-002-JP first came to Foundation attention when a large number of deaths occurred within the village due to SCP-002-JP-1.

According to the information from the villagers, the symptoms of victims contaminated by SCP-002-JP-1 are endemic to the local area, and at least one victim has died every few years. In some cases, it is known that these individuals were offered food by the shrine.

Further information reveals that the priest originally living within the shrine has since lost its original bloodline, and activation of SCP-002-JP was caused due to the lack of caretaking from the priest of the shrine.

Fortunately, the village was cut off from the rest of the Prefecture, and no signs of SCP-002-JP-1 infections were seen outside of the village.

Following recovery of SCP-002-JP, the entire village was given Class-A amnestics and subjected to an extensive heat treatment.

Addendum 2: Following recovery of SCP-002-JP, a new behavioral trait, referred to as SCP-002-JP-A2, has been discovered. Said behavioral trait has arisen after the first destructive experiments were performed on SCP-002-JP. Further experiments are to be postponed, and new Special Containment Procedures are currently under evaluation.

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