Radiation Measuring Devices Will Be Distributed To Japanese Schools


Vibe | June 15, 2011 - 11:19 am

Three months since the Fukushima Daiichi Plant underwent its devastating meltdown during March 11th’s earthquake and tsunami, Japanese officials have announced that they will be distributing radiation measuring devices to thousands of Fukushima’s children in effort to calm concerns regarding radiation.

According to CNN, the devices (called dosimeters) will be given out to various institutions throughout the city, including nursery schools and kindergartens.

“We received the voice from the parents and citizens concerned about radiation exposure of the children. We decided to distribute them for the safety and assurance,” said Masazo Kikuchi, officer of the city’s education board.

Distribution will begin in September and last for three months. — Stephanie Long