‘Fukushima, Never Again’ screened
Rockland — The documentary “Fukushima, Never Again” will be screened and discussed Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.
“Fukushima, Never Again” includes interviews with the mothers of Fukushima, nuclear power experts and trade unionists. The residents and citizens of the area were forced to buy their own Geiger counters and radiation dosimeters in order to test their communities to find out if they were in danger. When the government said soil in children’s school grounds was safe and residents discovered it was contaminated, both the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) refused to remove the soil from school grounds. “Fukushima, Never Again” tells the story of what happened in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that led to the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdowns in northeast Japan in March 2011 and provides an alternate narrative to the storyline that “the Fukushima disaster is over.”
This event is co-Sponsored by the Rockland Public Library and the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310.
Two evenings later, on Saturday, March 23, the Dancing 4 Fun Saturday Dance group will bring popular Maine Latin band Primo Cubano back to Billy’s Tavern in Thomaston for a benefit dance for Fukushima. The music will begin 8:30 p.m. Donations at the door of $10 or more will benefit the Sado Island Respite Camp of Fukushima, Japan, which provides children of Fukushima Prefecture a respite from the continuous radiation exposure in their homes and surroundings.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.