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TEPCO and gov’t spent nealy 600 billion yen to battle Fukushima disaster

TEPCO and the government have spent 590 billion yen ($4.93 billion) battling the Fukushima nuclear disaster, b
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Fukushima gov’t approved the delivery of radioactive contaminate soil to interim storage

The Fukushima prefectural government approved on Tuesday the delivery of radioactively contaminated soil and o
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Fukushima gov’t may approve the delivery of radioactive contaminated soil to interim strage

The Fukushima prefectural government may approve next week the delivery of radioactively contaminated soil and
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Environment minister requesting Fukushima authority to check safety of planned interim storage facilities

The environment minister proposed to give Fukushima Prefecture and two prefectural towns the authority to chec
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Permanent nuclear waste storage site is encountering heavy opposition from candidate municipalities

There are significant questions over where radioactive material from the 2011 nuclear accident will be permane
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Utilities are reluctant to response the Gov’t call to build dry storage for fuel rods

Power companies have resisted government calls to construct safer storage facilities for spent nuclear fuel an
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Foreign ministry will help local government to export food suffering from radiation rumors

The Foreign Ministry will help local governments tear down overseas barriers on food imports maintained becaus
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Gov’t released interviews of 127 officials at Fukushima disaster

The central government released dozens more closed-door accounts by people closely connected to the Fukushima
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Gov’t gave up the plan to move radioactive waste from January

The government has given up on an earlier plan, slated to start in January, to transport radioactive soil and
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Japan is going to shift to nuclear power even after the nuclear crisis

Three years and nine months after the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is considering turning
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Kagoshima Gov. accepted the restart of Sendai nuclear plant

Kagoshima Gov. Yuichiro Ito accepted the explanation offered by Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yoichi Mi
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New Industry minister visited to Fukushima for the first time after March 11

New trade and industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa paid a visit to the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant
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Ministry withholding minutes from meetins regarding nuclear dispute cases

The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry is withholding minutes from meetings held by t
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Japan intends to ratify an convention regarding a global uniform standard for compensating nuclear accidents.

Japan intends to ratify an international convention that sets a global uniform standard for compensating victi
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Gov’t requested for utilities to decide whether to scrap aging reactors

The government called for utilities to swiftly decide whether to scrap aging reactors that would be particular
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Gov’t completed briefings with few landowners of storage site

The Environment Ministry has completed briefings for landowners of a site to store radioactive waste from the
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Consumers are more reluctant than ever to buy products from Fukushima

Consumers are more reluctant than ever to buy products from Fukushima Prefecture, even though more than three
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Gov’t preparing nuclear evacuation shelter on an island near nuclear plant

The national government is preparing a temporary nuclear evacuation shelter on an island offshore of this town
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Fukushima Gov’t finally accepted radioactive waste storage

The Fukushima governor told two Cabinet ministers he will accept a central government plan to store radioactiv
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Gov’t will make the testimony by a former plant chief public

The government plans to make public testimony regarding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster given by plant
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Hong Kong negative about easing import from Tohoku region

A senior Hong Kong official sounded negative about easing the import curbs the region imposed on some food fro
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Gov’t offer 201 billion yen in exchange for storage of contaminated soil

The government offered 301 billion yen in subsidies over the next 30 years to local authorities in Fukushima P
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Decontamination focus will be changed to case-by-case individual exposure amounts

The Ministry of the Environment said that its efforts to remove radioactive contamination from Fukushima disas
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[Report by NHK] Gov’t pays \230 billion over 30 years if Fukushima accept temporary storage

The central government has offered to pay the Fukushima Prefectural Government ¥230 billion over the next 30 y
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Saitama did not know 2400 people taking shelter from Fukushima

The Saitama Prefectural government was unaware of about 2,400 people taking shelter in the region after evacua
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Lifting evacuation order for Kawauchi village was postponed due to oppotions by the residents

The government no longer plans to lift evacuation orders on July 26 for village of Kawauchi, whose citizens we
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Gov’t planning to lift the evacuatino order at Kawauchi village inspite of residents’ opposition

The government is planning to lift an evacuation order on part of a village within a 20-kilometer radius from
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Traditional dolls from Fukushima display in Britain’s parliament

Sixty-six traditional tumble dolls from Fukushima Prefecture are on display inside Britain’s Houses of Parliam
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Evacuees can return home by 2021 according to Gov estimation

Evacuees can return home in the hardest-hit areas around the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant by 2021, a
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Dairy farmer brought his cow at Agricultural ministry to protest again the go’v policy

A cattle farmer from near the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant brought one of his cows to central Tokyo&#821
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Environment minister said money would resolve the selection of temporarily radioactive waste storage

Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara apologized on June 17 for suggesting that payments to residents in Fuku
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Environment minister apologized for his comments regarding contaminated soil

Japan’s Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara on Tuesday apologized for his comments suggesting that mo
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Consumers can choose utilities possibly from 2016

The Diet enacted legislation to end the grip regional monopolies have held for 60 years on the household elect
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Radiation levels remain high even after decontamination at hot zone

Radiation levels in many areas of Fukushima Prefecture designated as zones where it is difficult for residents
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Japan failed to report 640 kg of unused plutonium to IAEA

Japan has failed to include 640 kilograms of unused plutonium in its annual report to the International Atomic
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Gov’t release the interview reports from 772 workers at Fukushima No.1 plant in 2011

The government will release the transcripts of interviews with 772 people about the 2011 Fukushima meltdown cr
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Singapore decided to lift a ban on food imports from Fukushima

Singapore has decided to lift a ban on food imports from Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, Prime Minister Le
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Gov soliciting candidates to learn latest technology of separating tritium from radioactive water

The government has started soliciting candidates in and outside Japan for projects to obtain the latest knowle
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Gov’t reiterated the promotion of nuclear policy after the ruling of Oi nuclear power plant

  The government reiterated that it will continue to promote the restart of the country’s nuclear p
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Diet enacted a revised law to give state-backed fund for dealing with also decomissioning

The Diet enacted a revised law that will give a state-backed fund dealing with compensation issues related to
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Gov intends to turn a training center located 20 km from Fukushima No.1 into a practice facility for Olympic

The government intends to turn a national soccer training center located just 20 kilometers from the Fukushima
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Belated report released caused confusion among the areas where evacuation orders were lifted

Belated government estimates of radiation doses that residents would face if they returned to their homes near
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New energy policy fails to go for renuable

The final version of a draft energy report reinforces the role of nuclear power in Japan, but falls short of s
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Japan’s House of Representatives passed nuclear pacts with Turkey and UAE

Japan’s House of Representatives on April 4th passed two nuclear pacts with Turkey and the United Arab E
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City in Hokkido filed a lawsuit to stop MOX fuel reactor

The Hakodate Municipal Government on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido filed a lawsuit on April 3rd aga
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Gov’ agreed to the request of building two nuclear waste site instead of three

The government has agreed to Fukushima prefecture’s request to build intermediate storage facilities for
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Businesses and households shouldering the rising electricity prices caused by nuclear disaster

Businesses and households in Japan have been forced to shoulder greater financial burdens since the outbreak o
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[Three years after 3.11]Once seeking no-nuclear, but it’s gone after Abe

The Democratic Party of Japan administration had devised a specific plan to wean Japan off nuclear energy, but
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Very high levels of cesium detected in the mud of reservoirs

Very high levels of accumulated radioactive cesium have been detected in the mud of hundreds of reservoirs use
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Draft Energy policy characterizes nuclear energy as important source

The Japanese government on Feb 25th unveiled a draft energy policy that characterizes atomic power as an impor
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Evacuation advisory will be lifted in April 1st at no-go zone for the first time

An evacuation advisory issued after the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant meltdowns in March 2011 will likely be l
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New basic energy policy will pave the way for the restert of nuclear reactors

The Abe administration’s long-awaited basic energy policy, set to be approved in March, means that Japan
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NGOs protest Gov’s risk communication measures on radiation exposure

On Feb 18th, 11 ministries in the government including Reconstruction Agency had released a package of state m
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Gov seeking three nuke waste sites in Miyagi prefecture

The Ministry of the Environment said on Jan. 20 that it wants to designate three municipalities in Miyagi Pref
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No rush into deciding a new enery policy: Industry minister

Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Jan 14th that he will not be rushed into deciding a new energy pol
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Former PM Hosokawa is likely to run Tokyo gubernatorial election

  Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa is likely to run in the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election o
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Cabinet approves new policy for rebuilding Fukushima

The Abe administration aired new policy guideline for rebuilding Fukushima Prefecture on Dec.20, which has mor
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Pro-nuclear organization will survive with scaled-down function

A government panel decided on Dec.10th that the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, which played a key role in pro
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Government seeks storage for contaminated soil at towns near Fukushima Daiichi

An Environment Ministry panel is saying that it is possible to build interim facilities in three towns, namely
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METI continue promoting nuclear power evern immediately after Fukushima disaster

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry began working to continue promoting nuclear power even immediately aft
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TEPCO limit annual repayments to the government up to 50 billion yen

TEPCO will limit its annual repayments of financial aid from the government to pay compensation to ¥50 billion
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Japanese government aiming to reinforce publicity activities on nuclear power

Kyodo news obtained a document mentioning that the government plans to stipulate in its long-term energy plan
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METI plans to provide financial assistance to build commercial facilities near Fukushima No.1

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to provide financial assistance to municipalities near the F
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Goverment to purchase land for storing contaminated soils around Fukushima No.1 plant

The Japanese government plans to purchase a vast area of land around the Fukushima No.1 plant to build sites t
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Government settles to pay lump-sum compensation to evacuees who can’t to go back to home

A government panel to settle disputes over nuclear accident compensation is set to provide damages in lump-sum
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Government will make list of candidate proposal sites for the nuclear waste

The government plans to abandon its ineffective policy of waiting for municipalities to volunteer to host a fi
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Plan for evacuees split in the government

People forced to flee the radiation in Fukushima Prefecture who probably never will be able to return home may
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31 years will take to recover compensation aid to TEPCO

It will take up to 31 years for the Japanese government to recover the 5 trillion yen in aid which may provide
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UN report: radiation dose of Fukushima daiichi workers estimated 20% lower

According to a recently released report by a U.N. panel, Japanese government may have underestimated by 20 per
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Where to store radioactive waste in Fukushima??

Two years after the nuclear disaster, bags of radioactive waste continue to sit on private land and at tempora
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PM Abe seeks more help from oversea to tackle on issues in Fukuhima Daiichi

PM Abe on Oct 6th mentioned that more foreign assistance is needed in containing the crisis at the Fukushima D
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13 municipalities submit criticism to Reconstruction Agency for “Act on the Protection and Support for the Children and other Victims”

At least 13 municipalities in Chiba, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures have sent critical comments to the Recons
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Namie town protest against Abe’s remark at Olympic committee

The Namie town assembly in Fukushima Prefecture passed a protest resolution against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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Abe urges TEPCO to scrap No. 5 and 6 reactors

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he urged TEPCO to scrap No.5 and 6 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nucle
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IAEA experts criticize the response of the Japanese government on the radioactive water leakage

The Japanese government on Sept 27th was criticized by some nuclear experts at a briefing held on the sideline
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Japan seek the possibility of S. Korea lifting ban against Japanese fish

The Japanese Fisheries Agency will send a senior official to South Korea to ask the country to reconsider its
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66% of people doubt PM Abe’s remark “nuclear crisis is under control”

According to Mainichi16 newspaper, 66 percent of people who answered the survey say they don’t believe P
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TEPCO denied Abe’s assurance “crisis is under control”

Mr. Kazuhiko Yamashita,TEPCO’s executive-level title of fellow, admitted during a meeting with Democrati
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Japan and India still need to address issues to reach a bilateral civil nuclear cooperation agreement

India and Japan still need to address “several outstanding issues” before a bilateral civil nuclea
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Delay of decontamination work affects to the life of evacuees

The Ministry of the Environment announced Sept. 10 that the decontamination work of seven municipalities in Fu
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Fukushima survivors showed anger and disappointment about no prosecution to officials

On Sep 9th, victims of Fukushima nuclear accident expressed disappointment and anger at the announcement that
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Gov.agency kept secret the contents of meeting on Nuclear Disaster Support Law

According to the investigation by Mainichi newspaper, it was revealed that inter-agency meetings on the extent
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Trying to hide radioactive water leaking to win the Olympic bid

The leader of Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Olympics has sent a letter to IOC members in order to reassure th
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The government will spend 47 billion yen to deal with the radioactive water accumilation

According to the government source on Sep 3rd, the government will spend over 47 billion yen on emergency meas
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Finally the government agency proposed the basic policy of the Victims Protection Act

On Aug 30th, the central government has finalized its basic policy of the Victims Protection Act which was ena
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Japan and Ukraine agree for joint study on nuclear impacts

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Ukrainian counterpart Leonid Kozhara agreed on Aug 26th that t
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Trade Minister pledged an urgent action to radioactive water leak

Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi visited Fukushima No. 1 Plant on Aug. 26 to inspect hig
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Former prime minister Kan denies his criminal liability to the nuclear disaster

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who led the government’s response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in
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300 tons of radioactive water leaking from Fukushima plant everyday

The Japanese government announced that around 300 tons of radioactive water could be leaking from the Fukushim
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Government will provide fund for the radioactive water problem

The Japanese government is planning to provide funds from tax to assist Tokyo Electric Power Co to stop radioa
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No check up system functioning for exporting nuclear plant since last September

According the report of Mainichi Newspaper, the Japanese government has failed to sufficiently evaluate counte
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Support ACT was secretly put off til after the election

The fact that the Reconstruction Agency secretly agreed with other government agencies to put pff assistance t
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5 trillion yen needs for decontamination in Fukushima

The cost for decontamination and storage of radioactive materials in Fukushima Prefecture will be up to 5.13 t
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Japanese government put more money to TEPCO for Nuclear compensation

Japanese government decided on June 25th to provide an additional 666.2 billion yen to Tokyo Electric Power Co
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The counter response from Japanese government to UN report

After the release of the report by  UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover, Japanese government published the coun
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Japan and India sign statement to promote nuclear power cooperation

On May 29th Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, and Japanese prime ministar, Shinzo Abe, signed a joint sta
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Talk on bilateral cooperation in nuclear energy between Japan and India seem to be resumed

Even though the issues of Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant have been going on, Japan is considering resuming talks
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Ministry of Enviornment had conducted thyroid tests at three other cities far from Fukushima

The Ministry of Environment had conducted thyroid tests to 4,365 children aged between 3 and 18 in three other
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Estimated radiation dosed levels in thyroid during evacuating was announced by the Ministry of Environment

Upon the request from the Ministry of Environment, the study was conducted by researchers at at the National I
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