Taking samples of Radioactive soil form Katsuzo Shoiji's rice field Levels of more then 10 micro severts are still present more than 60 days after the march 15 explosions and fire at Daiichi Nuclear powerplants 40km away
Katsuzo Shoji's (75) family has worked this land for more then 6 generations Like the rest of the town's population he is being forced to evacuate most likely to an apartment 20km away. uncertain when he will be able to return he has been able to rent some land to continue his work outside of the heavily contaminated village. the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, about 40km away. Outside the 20km government exclusion zone, the village’s mountainous topography funneled radiation spewing from its crippled reactors trapping it there, poisoning crops , water and livestock. he has been told he must destroy his crops and his six prized Iitate beef cows must be killed.
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