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The government will raise the maximum permissible radiation dose for people including local government officials and bus drivers who will give evacuation guidance to local residents or transport materials in the event of a nuclear accident from the current 1 millisievert per year.

At the time of the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, efforts to evacuate and transport materials were hampered because a sufficient number of necessary people such as government staff were not secured for the local task force near the crippled nuclear power complex. The government plans to set a new standard for a permissible upper limit of radiation exposure in order to ensure steady and smooth evacuation of local residents as part of preparations ahead of a restart of idled nuclear reactors. But it is likely to raise concerns among local governments near nuclear power plants over whether they will be able to secure sufficient staffing numbers.


Gov’t to raise maximum annual radiation exposure ahead of restart of nuclear reactors (The Mainichi)

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