Survey of Youths Near Stricken Plant Raises Concerns Over Long-Term Health
BY YUKA HAYASHI
TOKYO—Nearly half the children surveyed in three towns near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant received low-grade internal exposure to radiation during the early days of the accident there, the government said Thursday, fueling concerns about long-term health effects on local residents.
The government in late March tested 1,150 children in the three towns located primarily outside of the government mandatory evacuation zones of 20 and 30 kilometers (12 and 19 miles), and said that all of them cleared its health standard. After Fukushima parents and radiation experts demanded more details, the government revealed this week that 45% of the ...
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