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Earth Day 2013: Detecting Radiation Levels in Fukushima: an example of crowdsourcingApril 10, 2013

On 11 March 2011, a 8.9 magnitude earthquake set off a devastating tsunami that sent walls of water washing over coastal cities in the north of Japan. Immediately following the earthquake, the tsunami disabled the power supply and the cooling systems of three of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors, causing a nuclear accident.

Radiation shield

Fukushima’s disaster also shocked Spain, and engineers at Libelium began to think about developing a new sensor board to measure radiation. Before March 2011, it was very difficult to find radiation meters on the market, and almost impossible to find one affordable for most citizens. Based on this issue, Libelium decided to develop a radiation sensor shield for the Arduino platform due to its affordability and seeming ubiquity.

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Via and Source: Libelium

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