Geiger counters delivered to orphanages


Part of the goal of our successful Kickstarter campaign was to distribute geiger counters around Japan to help people get an idea of the radiation levels around their homes and neighborhoods, so when we received a request from two orphanages near the Fukushima exclusion zone we knew their were a perfect candidate. Fukushima Aiikuen (福島愛育園) and Souma Aiikuen (相馬愛育園)are two homes for children that are outside of the evacuation zone, but still close enough that it’s concerning and more info is needed. You can see the locations here to get a better idea. I’m delighted to announce that we were able to deliver 3 devices to them last week and they are now tracking the readings and sending the data back to us for our maps as well. Here are some photos:

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Sean Bonner


Sean Bonner is a co-founder and Global Director of Safecast. Based in Los Angeles, he's an Associate Researcher at the Center For Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab and a Shuttleworth Fellow.