Mainichi: Japan gov’t seeking more data to treat people with radiation exposure

Published: February 15th, 2012 at 8:08 am ET
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Title: Japan to seek nuclear cooperation accord with Belarus
Source: The Mainichi Daily News
Date: February 15, 2012

[...] Japan hopes to conclude the agreement by the year-end so that data on radiation exposure and soil contamination accumulated by Belarus since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster can be promptly used to treat people exposed to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, crippled by the March earthquake and tsunami, and decontaminate the soil, the official said.

In late January, Japan has already started talks with Ukraine, where the Chernobyl complex is located, to conclude a similar agreement. [...]

Due to the contamination, the Belarusian government last March estimated damage it suffered from the accident at $235 billion.

The agreement between Japan and Belarus is expected to cover data on the effects of nuclear accidents on human health and the environment [...]

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Published: February 15th, 2012 at 8:08 am ET
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