CITIZEN SCIENCE ON THE GROUND
Safecast Radiation Monitoring

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Safecast is a non-profit organization and a global network dedicated to the effort of collecting and sharing radiation measurements.
Immediately after the March 2011 disaster in Japan, a group of concerned citizens, who became the founders of Safecast, gathered in their desperate need for accurate information about radiation levels in Fukushima and other areas affected by the Dai-ichi nuclear meltdowns.
Safecast developed a reliable Geiger counter that records radiation levels every 5 seconds and instantly posts the data on the Internet.
The device’s open-source technology is made available free of charge to anyone who is interested.
The endeavor is an exemplary model of citizen science making a positive contribution to society.

Director Michael Goldberg
Location Japan
Duration 28 min.
Genre Fukushima 3.11 Disaster
Air Date (JST) Wednesday, January 25, 2015
Monday, April 4, 2016 *rerun

About Director

Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg

Biography

Born in 1945 in Montreal, Canada, Michael is a producer and director of feature documentaries.
He is also an editor and is the author of numerous magazine articles.
After moving to Japan in 1982, he taught at Nippon Electronics College and founded International Videoworks Inc.

Filmography

Haruka Naru Nami no Oto (1996)
Living in Japan / Vingt Ans à Tokyo (1997)
One Step at a Time (1999)
A50 Caravan (2001)
A ZEN LIFE - D.T. Suzuki (2006)
2011 - More than 20 reports, feature documentaries, and research / coordination for foreign journalists in areas affected by the triple disasters.

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