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Fukushima Directly After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

March 27, 2018 - 12:04 pm


Would you leave your home if you heard the nearby nuclear power plant was melting down?  How would you navigate your family’s safety and obligations to work? 7 years ago this month, on March 12th residents of Eastern Japan, were faced with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, the day after a massive earthquake and tsunami impacted their region.

KBCS has the story on Kaori Suzuki’s first-hand account of what it was like to live just 20 miles away from the exploded nuclear plant within the first month after the disasters.  Kaori went on to co-found the Mothers Radiation Lab and Tarachine Iwaki, offering resources and health wellness services to the Iwaki community 

Producers: Yuka Honda and Yuko Kodama (Special thanks to Fumi Tagata for her help with this story)