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The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has decided to shift Japan’s radiation treatment strategy in the event of a nuclear disaster from focusing on directly exposed people to focusing on low-exposure victims, it has been learned.

The decision comes after it was seen that in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, many people died from the worsening of their pre-existing illnesses during evacuation, even when they had low radiation exposure.

The NRA will set up a working group of experts within the fiscal year, and update its nuclear disaster response policy after they work out details. Municipalities will then reflect the changes in their local nuclear disaster countermeasures.
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Nuclear Regulation Authority shifts disaster focus to treating minor radiation exposure (Mainichi Newspaper)

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