Volunteer report: Safecasting Miyagi by Rob Kneller

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] This is a guest post by Bob Kneller JD, MD, MPH who is working at the University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology. Bob took the bGeigie system when he drove up end May…

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Visiting Fukushima City (June 1, 2011)

[This is a guest written article, views expressed are the authors alone and may not be endorsed by Safecast] 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…

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Turn by turn Safecasting in Iwaki

Safecast volunteer Brett Waterman is driving the ultimate bGeigie mini around Iwaki. He’s going street by street, turn by turn to get a good picture of the radiation levels in the area. This is just the start and it’s a big task, but we hope to have this level of data at a much larger…

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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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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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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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Safecast Drives as of May 29

The team at Keio University’s ‘Scanning The Earth’ project as plotted every single data point that we’ve collected on our mobile drives onto one single map. They have close up and zoomed out JPGs of the entire thing, as well as a Google Earth KMZ file that you can download and explore on your own…

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