SOURCE: Nurseries let Fukushima kids play at site with lower radiation level , Kyodo, October 5, 2011
Nursery schools in the city of Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture, where outdoor activities are limited due to radiation spewed from the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, took park in a project Wednesday to let kids play at remote sites with lower radiation levels.
About 40 children commuting to two nurseries in central areas of Koriyama, where radiation of 0.9 microsievert per hour is recorded, and their teachers took a bus to an educational facility some 30 kilometers away where the radiation level is 0.1 microsievert per hour. [...]
“We’d like to relieve the stress of parents by letting children play freely. Some families cannot take refuge” in areas with lower levels of radiation, [Ryuta Kamikokuryu, 40, operator of a nursery school] said. [...]
Published: October 6th, 2011 at 11:59 am ET