07 Apr '11, 4am

More than 130 S.Korea schools have cancelled or cut classes over fears of 'radioactive rain'

More than 130 S.Korea schools have cancelled or cut classes over fears of 'radioactive rain'

People hold umbrellas as it rains in Seoul. Concerns about radiation fallout from Japan's nuclear disaster prompted some schools in South Korea to shut on Thursday as rain fell over most of the country, but the nuclear safety agency played down immediate health risks. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL - DOZENS of South Korean schools cancelled classes on Thursday as officials scrambled to quell fears that rain contained radioactive material from Japan's stricken nuclear plant. More than 130 elementary schools and kindergartens in Gyeonggi province surrounding the capital Seoul cancelled or cut classes after rain began falling on orders from the provincial education office. An office spokesman called it part of 'preemptive measures for the safety of students'. The office had told schools on Wednesday to cancel or shorten classes due to 'growing anxiety among students and parents over...

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