Tag : Forests

09 Aug 2016

Case Study: Alexander Govorovskiy

Forests make decontamination efforts difficult, as they not only slow progress, but they cannot simply be washed like buildings, or scooped up and replaced like soil. Forests accumulate and soak up radioactivity, and when they burn, they spread contamination over the landscape near and far. Fire is naturally a concern for Alexander Govorovskiy, legal councillor for the Zlynka forestry service, but it is the more human impacts that he is most interested in.

28 Jun 2016

Case Study: Kenta Sato

The Sato family has lived and worked in Iitate for generations, but it is now one of the more contaminated areas in Fukushima.