Kindergarten students play in dirt at school that was inside Fukushima evacuation zone — NHK broadcasts highlights (VIDEO)

Published: September 30th, 2012 at 2:48 am ET
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Title: Minamisoma children take part in sports event
Source: NHK
Date: Sept 29, 2012

A group of children in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture, have taken part in their first outdoor sporting event since [3/11]

Minamisoma is about 25 kilometers from the damaged power plant. Until the end of September last year, the town was included in an evacuation zone.

The sport festival at Sayuri Kindergarten began with a pledge by the children to do their best.

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The kindergarten says the radiation level in the playground was about 0.2 microsieverts per hour after undergoing decontamination. The school usually only allows the children to play outside for half an hour for safety reasons.

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after consulting the parents of the children, the kindergarten decided to hold the event

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Watch the video here

Published: September 30th, 2012 at 2:48 am ET
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