07 Apr '11, 6am

Koreas brace for \"radioactive rain\"

SEOUL: Dozens of South Korean schools cancelled classes Thursday while North Koreans were urged to stay indoors over fears that rain carried radioactive material from Japan's stricken nuclear plant. More than 130 elementary schools and kindergartens in Gyeonggi province surrounding the South's capital Seoul cancelled or cut classes after rain began falling. The provincial education office had told schools Wednesday to cancel or shorten classes due to "growing anxiety among students and parents over conflicting claims on the safety of radiation exposure". Schools in remote areas, where students have a long walk to class, were particularly encouraged to cancel activities. At institutions that stayed open, teachers were advised to suspend outdoor activities. Concern grew in the South, one of the nearest countries to Japan, after the weather agency said Monday that radioactive...

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