Report from Iitate – June 26th

A photojournalist Takashi Morizumi posted photos from Iitate, Fukushima on his blog:

Swings in a Kindergarten
The photographer said that it reminded him of a amusement park in Prypiat near Chernobyl.

A Patrol Team
The Village of Iitate has organized a “patrol team” to prevent thefts and other crimes. The village has created 290 jobs with this program until March 31st next year. However, a village councilor Hachiro Sato said, “There were some participants who joined the patrol team because they wanted to protect their village, but not all of them. There were a lot of people told me that they don’t want to do the job like this. They have already evacuated, and there is no other place to work. They have to work because they don’t have money. It created jobs for 290 people, but the residents would get exposed to radiation instead.”

As if there were nothing happened, a swallow feeds its kids in their nest.
June 22nd, 2011

A Frog Eggs
The photographer said that there were many tadpoles swimming in the pond. The radiation level around the pond was about 8 microsievert per hour. He also mentioned that it was one of the areas in Iitate that measured high radiation.