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A Fukushima Farmer Tills His Soil For Radiation

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Mitsuo Sato is a farmer in Japan. His land is near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. After the earthquake in 2011, Mr. Sato left his land and his animals behind to move to safety. He is now back, working with the government and other farmers, trying to "decontaminate" his land.

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Yuri Yamamoto
Mitsuo Sato points to his rice fields.

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The rice paddies on Mr. Sato's land. The one on the right has been planted, though the rice is not safe to eat. The one on the left is filled with tall weeds.

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Mr. Sato's cows used to be in these stalls.
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