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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

310 children transferred to schools outside Fukushima city

310 children transferred to schools outside Fukushima city 1.5% ... well done! NOT....


FUKUSHIMA--In Fukushima city, 310 schoolchildren were transferred to schools elsewhere by the end of the first semester due to radiation fears, according to a survey by the city education board.
Fukushima, whose center is about 60 kilometers from the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is currently not included in any designated evacuation zones.
The survey is the first revelation that schoolchildren in areas under orders to evacuate are being relocated over radiation fears.
Among the 310 children, many were transferred by their parents or guardians to schools in areas of relatives or acquaintances residing outside Fukushima Prefecture. Many mothers accompanied the children, while the fathers remained in Fukushima city, education board officials said.
As of Friday, 274 primary and 36 middle school children had been transferred, but their parents or guardians kept their registered city of residence as Fukushima.
The 310 children account for about 1.3 percent of the total number of primary and middle school students in the city.
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