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Fukushima Directly After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster


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)

Nature: Ghost Forests

This nature segment focuses on a major earthquake event that occurred in Washington state about 1100 years ago. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama talk to Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, about how a violent earthquake that occurred about 1100 years ago flung plants and trees into Lake Washington.


Nature: Seattle Fault Zone

This two-part KBCS nature series segment focuses on how the Seattle is subject to earthquakes as KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center’s Lead Naturalist.

Part 1 – Yuko Kodama speaks with Ed Dominguez regarding the Seattle Fault Zone and the history of earthquakes in the Puget Sound area

Part 2 – Yuko Kodama and Ed Dominguez join in a separate discussion regarding the Seattle Fault Zone and the dangers that it poses for our area