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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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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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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Potential Causes of Misunderstandings of Fukushima Reactor Problems

Editor’s Note: Joel M. holds a Ph.D. in Biology and currently resides in Tokyo, Japan. He has volunteered his time and insights to the RDTN.org blog. The panic in the media outside Japan, well, I can certainly understand that.  Totally aside of understanding the technical matters involved, I think a lot of the panic is honest misunderstandings due…

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