Young girl covered in mud during decontamination effort in former Fukushima evacuation zone — Ban on entering area lifted only last month (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Published: May 14th, 2012 at 8:55 am ET
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Follow-up to: Gundersen: 20 percent of young girls living in some areas around Fukushima Daiichi will get cancer from radiation over their lifetimes (AUDIO)

Kawauchi Village planting rice on test basis
NHK
Monday, May 14, 2012 05:45 +0900 (JST)

h/t Fukushima Diary

Rice planting on a test basis has begun in a village near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

This comes after the central government lifted its ban on entering Kawauchi Village in April. [...]

Fabric that absorbs radioactivity was laid near entrances of irrigation channels. Villagers will also sow in the soil substances that absorb radioactivity. [...]

About 40 farmers and volunteers took part in the rice planning on Sunday. [...]

Little girl at ~0:20 in

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Published: May 14th, 2012 at 8:55 am ET
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19 comments to Young girl covered in mud during decontamination effort in former Fukushima evacuation zone — Ban on entering area lifted only last month (PHOTO & VIDEO)

  • kintaman kintaman

    Parents of the year! Bring your child to a nuclear fallout zone and have her play in the mud. Beyond idiocy. Darwinism at play before our eyes.


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  • Sickputer

    I am saddened by this young girl who has no protectors and also the many youths we saw wearing paper masks during the government-sponsored athletic Hunger Games. No one will escape as a victor.

    There is a term for killing children: filacide.

    A society that refuses to acknowledge an invisible serial killer in its midst will be destroyed.


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  • arclight arclight

    "…The location of the farm is marked in the map below (which the EX-SKF blogger took from the Kobe Shinbun); the map includes fallout data, based on Japanese government measurements. The fallout in the area last year (October 2011) averaged 100K to 300K Bq/m2 of radioactive cesium…"

    from exskf


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  • Ganxet Ganxet

    Parents are not to blame. Many of them have no basic training, or know the effects of radiation.
    Unwittingly are being studied by their governments as guinea pigs.
    What parent wants the worst for your child? they can not do anything but grow rice, and that's what they do. Unlike their leaders that if they do many things, but they do best is lie. Lying just people like the one pictured. Saying that radiation levels are safe.
    Please, I'm a country boy, who like that little girl, my father taught me the work of the land. I love him for it. and thanks to people like many people eat every day.
    Perhaps they are much happier surrounded by cesium-137, 134, iodine … many of us reading and understanding the scope of the tragedy.
    Des de Catalunya I send a fraternal embrace.
    "VISCA LA TERRA LLIURE!


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  • glowfus

    a test to see if radiation can be removed from the soil. and what highly trained professional wearing the latest radiation protection gear do you see in the picture? a little barefoot girl standing in mud.


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  • Reminds you how valuable ordinary everyday soil really is.

    I wonder if there is a way you can gradually build up the top layer with compost and other materials so that eventually the radioactive layer subsides further down into the ground?


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  • What-About-The-Kids

    This is simply UNCONSIONABLE!!! What is the gvt of Japan thinking? They know perfectly well that such exposure to our little ones greatly increases their risk of cancer and other health problems! And yet, they pretend and cover up the truth and let unsuspecting, ill-informed families expose their children to radiation fallout like this???

    Justice must be done. I am concerned the Japanese gvt. assumes that since cancer can take 20 or more years to manifest itself, their careers will be over before the biggest numbers of cancers start happening and the lawsuits really start to pick up…

    Let's not wait till it is too late. New laws need to be created to protect these innocent children and those gvt officials who are part of the cover up need to be tried and jailed for their crimes. Period.


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  • Urban27

    Its probly some sort of propaganda. People dont have possibilities to test the rice themselves. If or when it shows the rice is worthless, governmet administrators can switch out the rice, just to make a show. So people start believing its possible for life in Fuushima again.
    And of course there will be a lot of test plantations – and it should be, to follow up the results of pollution – how much will be taken up by different plants, and how much will stay, and how much will decay, and haw much will be assimilated by zeolite (if that is what they are distributing) and maybe some is being washed away too.
    Fallout is not equally distributed over Fukushima region. And hopefully this little field is one of the lowest contaminated.


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