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A Fukushima Farmer Tills His Soil For Radiation

Mitsuo Sato points to his fields.
Yuri Yamamoto

Dick calls Japanese farmer Mitsuo Sato, who lived close to the Fukushima Daiichi reactor when it began to meltdown in 2011. We have spoken to him twice now and check back on whether there has been any progress in returning to his farm. He is part of a crew that is decontaminating the soil in his community, and says he might be able to work the soil again by 2015.

To hear the audio for this interview, visit The Story's website. Also in this show: Japanese photographer Shimpei Tekada collected contaminated soil and placed it on film; and photographer Wendy Ewald re-visits an Innu community after 40 years.

Before coming to North Carolina Public Radio to host The Story, Dick Gordon was host of The Connection, a daily national call-in talk show produced in Boston, from 2001 to 2005. Gordon is well-known in the profession as an experienced, seasoned journalist with an extensive background in both international and domestic reporting. He was a war correspondent and back-up host for the CBC's This Morning, a national current affairs radio program. An award winning journalist, he has also served as a Parliamentary reporter, Moscow correspondent and South Asia correspondent for both radio and television.
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