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Parents of 14 Children Initiate Legal Proceedings for Mass Evacuation of Schools in Koriyama City, Fukushima Pref.

The nuclear disaster at Fukushima No.1 Power Station has contaminated a large area of Fukushima Prefecture, especially to the west and northwest of the disaster site. Some areas have been evacuated, but Japan's Ministry of Education has set schoolchild radiation standards at an abnormally high level in order to try to keep the population in place. Parents, however, have reacted explosively to the ministry's directives and a court case is about to begin...Updated - Chris Busby to visit Japan July 17-21 - Schedule here

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