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    Default Patterns of Contamination: From Fukushima to COVID-19

    Rebecca Iron
    May 28,2020

    In the spring of 2016, I was invited to witness the work of citizen scientists in Fukushima. These citizen scientists were mostly farmers attempting to revitalize the sociocultural life of their region, which had been heavily affected by residual radioactivity in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. At 5:30 on a quiet Sunday morning, I was shaken out of bed by Masayuki (pseudonym) to help him take care of some reparations at their center. As we began to move dusty old planks of wood, a fine mist of sawdust propelled itself through the air. The sight got me worried: “What if I breathe those particles? Are they radioactive?

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