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…


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…


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…