The bGeigie Diaries: Travelling Through Invisible Time In Fukushima

[:en] The following is a collection of impressions and thoughts from a recent trip to the Fukushima region with Safecast. It is a personal account of the trip and should be read as such. March 13th, 2018, approximately 3.30 pm The high school looks and feels like almost any other that you can find throughout…

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The bGeigie Diaries: The Temple Tale Of Fukushima City

[:en] Sadamaru Okano is a Zen priest at the Seirinji temple in the Fukushima region. He is one of the few individuals to have systematically collected radiation data in Fukushima that predates the Safecast data set. Here he speaks about his experiences in Fukushima around the time of  the earthquake of 2011 and why he…

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The bGeigie Diaries: Tokyo to Fukushima after the disaster

If there was a list of unsung Safecast heroes, Kyoko ‘Kiki’ Tanaka would be one of the first names on it. Kiki has been a core member since shortly after Safecast began, running the office side of the operation for a long time, and coordinating our Japanese volunteers. I spoke with her about some of…

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Excessive Radiation Exposure to Tokyo Population on March 15

Shinzo Kimura was a scientist with the Research Institute under the Japanese Ministry 
of Health and Welfare, and he did a survey on the health effects on the citizens of 
Narodichi, Russia after the Chernobyl accident. Right after 3-11 the 
Ministry pressured him not to publish any of his data and not to provide any…

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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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