Please help! Children in Fukushima are at risk!
published by Moms to Save Children from Radiation (MSCR)
The area within 20 km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was designated as a “caution zone”, where people are prohibited by law from setting foot. There is however no evacuation instruction yet issued for the areas near this zone, so that children go to school every day just as before.
Recently, the Ministry of Education announced the following statement for 13 schools in the cities of Fukushima, Koriyama and Date:
1) When air dose rate on their schoolyard and playground is below 20mSv / year or 3.8μSv / hour, outdoor activities are “safe” so that the facilities can be used as usual.
2) For the facilities exposed to the dose rate exceeding the level set as above, outdoor activities should be limited to one hour per day and kindergartens and daycare centers should not allow their children to play in the sandbox..
The threshold established by the Ministry of Education for children is higher than for the area currently subject to planned evacuation and six times higher than for the “radiation controlled area”. Besides, this threshold of 20msv/year was found to be equal to the upper limit of exposure rate for nuclear power plant workers in Germany.
Read the entire press release here