Tohoku university measures effectiveness of decontamination by using children
Researching group of Tohoku University graduate school is going to measure the total dosage of children for 4 years to check the effectiveness of decontamination.
In Marumori machi, where is near the boarder of Fukushima and Miyagi, the atmospheric dose is relatively high and it’s under the decontamination program (3 years and a half) sponsored by the government.
Yoshida Hiroko from the researching group plans to check the effectiveness of decontamination by attaching dosimeters to 1,300 children (under 15 years old) and their parents in Marumori machi.
They are going to ask for applicants to open a local briefing soon.
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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.