Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology set the safety limit of swimming class.
“Less than 1μSv/h at poolside”
Though the board of education decided to allow students to cancel swimming class, 7 of 27 schools in Sukagawa city Fukushima measured higher than 1μSv/h at poolside. The highest reading was 2.65 μSv/h. The city government is going to decontaminate it, but some of the parents don’t trust the effectiveness of decontamination.
In Sukagawa city, about half of 17 elementary schools (6 ~12 y.o.)and 8 of 10 junior high schools (13~15 y.o.) are going to have swimming class this summer.
On the other hand, on 6/2/2012 Fukushima prefectural high school swimming association held a swimming competition in Iwaki city. Iwaki city is only 43km from Fukushima plants, where Sukagawa city is 60km.
However, 130 students from 9 schools attended at the competition.
A female student of the second degree comments, she was happy to attend the competition, it was restricted to practice and hold a competition last year.
The dose at the poolside is not announced. Protective clothing for swimmers is not invented yet.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.