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Japanese Government Raises ‘Safe’ Radiation Limits So Children Can Legally Attend Schools That Have Been Covered in Fallout from Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Posted By admin On May 4, 2011 @ 2:28 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Jonathan Watts
London Guardian [1]
May 4, 2011

Furious parents in Fukushima have delivered a bag of radioactive playground earth to education officials in protest at moves to weaken nuclear safety standards in schools.

Children can now be exposed to 20 times more radiation than was previously permissible. The new regulations have prompted outcry. A senior adviser resigned and the prime minister, Naoto Kan, was criticised by politicians from his own party.

Ministers have defended the increase in the acceptable safety level from 1 to 20 millisieverts per year as a necessary measure to guarantee the education of hundreds of thousands of children in Fukushima prefecture, location of the nuclear plant that suffered a partial meltdown and several explosions after the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March.

It is estimated that 75% of Fukushima’s schools may have radiation levels above the old safety level of 1 millisievert. The local authorities in Koriyama have tried to ease the problem by digging up the top layer of soil in school and day centre playgrounds, but residents near the proposed dump site have objected.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/parents-revolt-radiation-levels

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[4] Nuclear ‘hot spots’ detected at 20 schools in Fukushima: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nuclear-hot-spots-detected-at-20-schools-in-fukushima.html

[5] 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

[6] Japan: Fukushima disaster released twice as much radiation as initially estimated: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-fukushima-disaster-released-twice-as-much-radiation-as-initially-estimated.html

[7] Fukushima’s Cesium-137 Fallout Double What Government Claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima%e2%80%99s-cesium-137-fallout-double-what-government-claims.html

[8] Fukushima Fish have 258 Times ‘Safe’ Level of Radiation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-fish-have-258-times-%e2%80%98safe%e2%80%99-level-of-radiation.html

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