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» Namie town started chromosome test to estimate initial radiation exposure

Namie town, one of the municipalities that all residents were forced to evacuate by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, started chromosome analysis on 29th January to estimate children’s initial radiation exposure since just after the accident.

The town collected blood from 25 children from Namie town who now live in temporary housing complex in Nihonmatsu city. It is the first attempt that a local municipality in Fukushima prefecture conduct chromosome test to estimate initial radiation exposure. The target of the test is children under 18 years old at the time of nuclear accident. The children should wait for months to get results of the test.

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