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Fukushima to check internal radiation exposure

Posted By admin On June 3, 2011 @ 5:40 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

NHK [1]
June 3, 2011

Fukushima Prefecture has decided to check the internal radiation exposure of residents near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and adjacent areas with high radiation levels.

In Fukushima, there are mounting concerns among locals over the health effects of radiation after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi plant.

The prefecture had already decided to conduct health checks on all citizens, but will now assess residents’ internal exposure to radiation from breathing and eating.

The targets will be residents near the plant and people who live in adjacent areas with high radiation levels.

A device called a “whole-body counter” will be used to precisely measure radiation.

But the prefecture currently has only one device and can screen just 10 people per day. It is urging research institutes and others with the device outside the prefecture to help them.

Fukushima is also studying whether it can fetch 2 devices from Okuma Town, which lies inside the no-go zone.

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[4] 45 per cent of Fukushima children had thyroid exposure to radiation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/45-per-cent-of-fukushima-children-had-thyroid-exposure-to-radiation.html

[5] Fukushima kids overweight as risk of exposure to radiation forces kids indoors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-kids-overweight-as-risk-of-exposure-to-radiation-forces-kids-indoors.html

[6] Radiation Spikes At Fukushima — Now High Enough To ‘Kill An Unprotected Person Within Hours’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/radiation-spikes-at-fukushima-now-high-enough-to-kill-an-unprotected-person-within-hours.html

[7] Fukushima fish carrying 258 times the ‘safe’ level of radiation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-fish-carrying-258-times-the-safe-level-of-radiation.html

[8] Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues: http://www.prisonplanet.com/deadly-levels-of-radiation-found-in-food-225-miles-from-fukushima-media-blackout-on-nuclear-fallout-continues.html

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