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Mothers Radiation Lab

March 27, 2018 - 1:32 pm

A group of mothers in Japan founded the Mothers Radiation Lab in Iwaki City of Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The women were frustrated by the lack of accessible information about nuclear contamination after the 2011 disaster at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.  They set out to better understand the impact of the nuclear fallout on their children’s bodies, the foods the families ate and the contamination levels in the playgrounds at school facilities.

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

Photo: Kaori Suzuki