Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Japan distributed to 34,000 children dosimeters to detect radiation

Fukushima authorities announced today that next fall distributed to about 34,000 schoolchildren dosimeters to monitor their exposure to radioactivity, amid concerns about pollution levels in the area. The City of Fukushima, a town located about 60 miles of the battered Daiichi Nuclear Power Station provides dosimeters distributed at preschools, elementary schools and institutes of the city.

In addition, parents with children under three years may in turn apply at the municipal offices of these devices, whose sales have soared since the nuclear crisis began on 11 March. The distribution of the dosimeters is part of a campaign to ensure the health of children and youth, which will also include in-depth medical examinations once a month, said the local agency Kyodo.

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