Tag: Radiation

Ethnographies of Nuclear Life: From Victimhood to Post-Victimization

Maxime Polleri , March 1st, 2022


Listen to an audio recording of this post by the author here. This browser does not support HTML5 audio Iitate village, located in Fukushima Prefecture, is typic…


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Crackles of Science and other Signs of the Unseen in East Africa

Stephanie Postar , October 13th, 2020


After hearing that several villagers stored bags full of radioactive sand inside their family houses, the nuclear scientist explained that he went into a man’s home with a…


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Risk is Your Business: Citizen Science after Fukushima by Maxime Polleri

Maxime Polleri , December 10th, 2018


I began to sweat profusely when my Geiger counter registered a radiation level of 13 microsieverts per hour—a number that indicated a high level of radioactivity. Worried, I glanced…


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