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DIY cesium scanning store may be 'new normal' - Japan

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  • Teresa Binstock
    DIY cesium scanning store may be new normal. By Jun Hongo Japan Times 1 January 2012 The surreal sight
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 1, 2012
      DIY cesium scanning store may be 'new normal.'
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      By Jun Hongo Japan Times 1 January 2012

      The surreal sight of a do-it-yourself radiation testing facility
      standing next to a hardware store and an Internet cafe raises a question
      for Japan: Is this the new normal? (Part 1 of 5)

      The March 11 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster set the
      unthinkable in motion in 2011. Teachers in Tohoku now carry Geiger
      counters to check radiation levels on school grounds, and cesium
      isotopes have shown up in baby formula, rice and tea. Just by tainting
      the food chain, the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant
      created a whole new generation of activists -- whether or not they
      realized it at the time.
















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