Safecast: Now More Than Ever

Holding a bGeigie Nano above Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. I measured over 45,000 CPM in this spot. An average city is 30–50 CPM. Last week I visited the Fukushima exclusion zone with several other volunteers from the Safecast team for a tour we’ve been trying to organize for quite some time. This is the area directly impacted by the earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear meltdown in March, 2011. I’ve been there before , but this was the first time we’d gotten official access to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as well. I’ve seen photos and videos of these buildings hundreds, maybe thousands of times over the last 7 years but nothing prepared me for standing there in front of them, and seeing how much work there is still to be done. I’m still processing it to be honest. It’s one thing to say these events killed over fifteen thousand...
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