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Japan beyond 3.11 Stories of Recovery

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Fukushima Farmers Fight Radiation

Aired: November 9, 2011
Farmers in Fukushima feel there is no time to waste and have taken it upon themselves to measure radiation levels and decontaminate soil without waiting for government help. A farming company in the city of Sukagawa is keeping detailed data and making use of experimental substances such as powdered kalium, zeolite, and scallops, believed to be effective decontaminants. Farmers in the city of Nihonmatsu are working with a team of researchers to decontaminate their farmlands, and the national government is studying ways to restore highly contaminated radiation hotspots outside the no-go zone. This program examines the crisis facing these farmers and their fight to preserve their livelihoods.
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