Private Project

Fukushima: Light and Shadow

"Fukushima: Light and Shadow" is one of the episodes from a PTS news program "Our Island" which mainly focuses on environmental and ecological issues, and only reports on the theme of "environment."

In this episode - "Fukushima: Light and Shadow", the program primarily tracks the challenges of environmental recovery after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and the subsequent tsunami caused a hydrogen explosion in three units of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a meltdown of the reactor cores and a massive release of radioactive substances.

Twelve years later, what is the status of the decommissioned Fukushima nuclear power plant? How are the vast amounts of nuclear wastewater and contaminated soil being handled? The reporter has made two applications to enter the Fukushima nuclear power plant where the accident occurred to document the real situation especially this summer when the treated water is about to be discharged into the ocean. what are the concerns? What impact will it have on the ocean and fishing industry?

  • Dai-ping Chang
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    Documentary, Television
  • Genres:
    News, Current Affairs, Environmental
  • Runtime:
    46 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12,903 USD
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  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
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Distribution Information
  • Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation
    Country: Taiwan
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Dai-ping Chang