Sugeno fights for his Fukushima farm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AogizW2vo20 Seiju Sugeno is an organic farmer in Towa, Nihonmatsu, 50 km from the failed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The Abukuma Mountains partly shielded his rice fields from contamination, but runoff is an ongoing threat. Chairman of the Fukushima Organic Farmers Network, Sugeno works aggressively to clean his land and prevent his crops from…

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Safecast Radiation Monitoring Seminar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRyYijbTKig At Tokyo Hacker Space on 6/24/11, members of Safecast present the goals, methods, and results of their ongoing volunteer project to independently measure and map contamination levels from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant fallout at hundreds of thousands of sites across Japan.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRyYijbTKig 2011年6月24日に東京ハッカースペースにてセーフキャストのメンバーによるセミナーが開かれました。ここでは、セーフキャストの目標、手法、ボランティアによるプロジェクトの状況などについて発表が行われました。ボランティアの手により、福島第一原発からの放射性降下物による汚染状態の測定および地図作成が行われています。日本国内に数百、数千の場所で測定が行われています。

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Voices From Fukushima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvIhzKlDLgo This video was presented at the Institute for Strategic Leadership‘s “Carry On Fukushima” program in Tokyo on 7/21/11. It includes voices from food producers in the area around the still-leaking Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: Ohashi may need to look outside Fukushima now for organic suppliers for his bread. He says we need to learn to…

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Yoshizawa defies government order to kill his 300 irradiated cows: Uncanny Terrain video

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain: Yoshizawa’s ranch is 14km downwind from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The government ordered him to kill his 300 cows. Most of his neighbors’ animals are gone, but some have been released and…

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Can't sell his rice, has to grow it anyway

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain: Takahashi was banned from selling rice grown on his land in Nishigo Village, Nishishirakawa-gun, Fukushima, due to soil contamination from the nuclear disaster. But he was also told that to receive compensation for the…

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Fukushima prides is strong in affected areas

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain: Ohashi owns a successful baked goods company in Fukushima City. He has used grains from organic farmers in Fukushima Prefecture, but now he may have to look elsewhere. Even if the grains are uncontaminated,…

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Lone nuclear opponent won't sell rice despite official approval

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain: 40 years ago, Hongo says he was the only person in Samegawa to oppose nuclear power in Fukushima. Since the accident, Samegawa has been declared safe for cultivation. But Hongo doesn’t trust the numbers.…

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Farmers flee agricultural community

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Uncanny Terrain week 2 Hiruta has spent decades recruiting farmers from across Japan to join him in the tiny agricultural community of Kaidomari, nestled among tall pines in the mountains on the edge of Iwaki in…

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Hanawa farmers face uncertainty of low-level contamination

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] Our documentary Uncanny Terrain, about organic farmers facing the nuclear crisis, begins in Hanawa, Fukushima, a mountain farming town 45 miles from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.  Hanawa was spared the worst of the…

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The Farmers of Hanawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVnkS-kuZLY Our documentary Uncanny Terrain, about organic farmers facing the nuclear crisis, begins in Hanawa, Fukushima, a mountain farming town 45 miles from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.  Hanawa was spared the worst of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout, and the farmers we’ve met mostly see the stigma of being from Fukushima…

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