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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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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Discover & Validate

Map by Prof. Hayakawa from Gunma University, graphics by Ms. Hagiwara I live in Abiko City in the north east of Chiba prefecture, only a stone’s throw from the border with Ibaraki prefecture. A few weeks ago, a concerned mother of our area’s day care facility showed me her Geiger counter, which showed elevated values…

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Farm readings in Hanawa near Shirakawa

Junko Kajino and I made our way from Chicago to Fukushima on 5/23 to begin five months of production on our documentary Uncanny Terrain, about organic farmers facing the nuclear crisis.  Along the way we stopped in Tokyo, with Pieter Frankel of Safecast supplied us with an Inspector Geiger counter and instructed us in its…

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Visiting Fukushima City (June 1, 2011)

1. Introduction On Wednesday, June 1, 2001,  I visited Nakate-san, the representative of “Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation”, in Fukushima City to hand two Geiger counters (International Medcom CRM-100 and Inspector Alert) provided by Safecast. This article is about the trip. 2. On Shinkansen I went to Fukushima by Shinkansen “Tsubasa” from Tokyo.…

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