Japanese musicians film as children play barefoot in elevated radiation levels -Gawker (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Published: April 30th, 2012 at 6:10 pm ET
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Title: Geiger Counter-Wielding Fukushima Hipsters Make Monitoring Nuclear Fallout Cool
Source: Gawker
Author: Adrian Chen
Date: Apr 30, 2012

[...] They’ve formed the “Gamma Watch Squadron,” the world’s coolest nuclear watchdogs.

For months, the Gamma Watch Squad has been taking geiger counter readings around Fukushima [...] The leader of the crew appears to be Japanese rapper Deli, a member of the hip hop group Nitro Microphone Underground. [...]

In between snowboard sessions and rapping in Youtube video, Deli and his friends take readings and pose in hazmat suits while documenting elevated radiation levels around kids playing barefoot in a stream. [...]

The author adds, “I first found the Gamma Watch Squad’s work on the blog Fukushima-Diary.”

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Published: April 30th, 2012 at 6:10 pm ET
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