Usually, there are not many things on my plate on August 6th, other than spending a really hot summer’s day remembering the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Wherever I am, it's natural to send condolences to the victims and pray for peace and a world without nuclear weapons.
But on the morning of this August 6th, I rushed to a kindergarten in Fukushima City, where continuing, and much needed sampling work by a team of Greenpeace radiation specialists would be carried out.
We had visited the same kindergarten in June and at that time, heavy machinery was removing topsoil to reduce the radiation level in the playground. Since then, both the school and the parents have been monitoring radiation levels not only in the playground, but also indoors and the surrounds of the school, ... Read more >