21 Feb '12, 2am

Survey reveals radiation doses in Japan

Survey reveals radiation doses in Japan

The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 FUKUSHIMA - About 58 per cent of Fukushima Prefecture residents were likely externally exposed to radiation measuring less than 1 millisievert during the first four months of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, according to a survey released Monday by the prefectural government. The prefectural government released its estimate of the external radiation doses of 10,468 people. The prefecture has a population of about 2 million people. Of 9,747 people, excluding workers at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, 57.8 per cent were estimated to have been exposed to levels less than 1 millisievert - which is considered the annual limit of radiation exposure under normal circumstances--during the first four months, according to the survey. The survey found 94.6 per cent of residents were considered to have been exp...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1S...

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