Show News June 28, 2011
34,000 Japanese Children Set To Get Radiation Meters

It's been nearly four months since Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. The nation is still struggling to clear debris and get back on its feet. And while it's made a lot of progress, Japan must still deal with another potentially devastating reality - radiation exposure levels among tens of thousands of children in Fukushima city, about 70 kilometres from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

City officials announced this week they will begin distributing radiation meters to 34,000 kids aged 4-to-15 in September, so researchers can begin monitoring how much radiation the plant has released, and how serious any long-term health risks are.

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