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Japan Farmers Try for Radiation-Free Rice

Japan Farmers Plant, Seek Radiation-Free Rice
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Fukushima farmers were taking steps to decontaminate the soil as they planted this year’s rice crop, hoping and praying for a harvest that will clear radiation tests. Photo Credit: Eric__I_E via Flickr.

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5:01AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

I wish them and Mother Earth the best possible outcome.

4:55AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

thank you for sharing

5:14AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

Good luck ^^

2:46AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Thanks for the info, and I really hope they succeed!

12:41AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

I wish them success in overcoming yet another difficulty.

6:05PM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

thanks for this, hope it works for them

6:31AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Good luck

8:08PM PDT on May 30, 2012

It's not only the Farmers that are suffering from this radiation,but also those large number of people in Fukushima that make fishing there very source of income. The sea in and around this area are also contaminated and radiated water keeps flowing from the Nuclear Power Plant that exploded during the earthquake in March 11,2011.Japan will continue to suffer for many years with this problems.

8:00PM PDT on May 30, 2012


2:40PM PDT on May 30, 2012

Opps, I forgot to mention, the plants uptake the radiation in rather high numbers. For water, such as ponds, Water Hyacinth, they love the rads. The procedure is dependent on the degree of exposure but it is possible to realize a return to low levels in one to two years. My advise, do not eat the plants or handle them, really hot.

This procedure is being utilized at many sites around the world and with great success.

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