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Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Environment

MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) – The 12-year-old girl didn’t want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn’t want her to go away. But a family living near the “no-go zone” surrounding Japan’s destroyed nuclear plant has other things to consider. Yukie Hashimoto and her husband sent their daughter 300 kilometers (200 miles) away to the picturesque ski town of Matsumoto, where the mayor offered to take in and educate young people living in the shadow of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. Research has not shown the children to be in clear danger from exposure to low-dose...

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