Friday, April 1, 2011

Babies Scanned for Radiation in Japan

From NTD Television

2011-04-01 12:19

 She's barely bigger than the Geiger counter that's scanning her.

Rio Nagashima was born four days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Her mother, like most parents at this screening center, isn't taking any chances with possible radiation leaks.

[Misato Nagashima, Mother of Rio]:
"I am so scared about radiation in the water. As the situation continues, I get more worried."

[Seven-Year-Old Juri Ito]:
"At first I thought it might be scary, but in the end it was fun."

Work has been ongoing to fix the radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

More than 70-thousand people have been evacuated so far, and officials say that's not likely to change any time soon.

Now three weeks on, the far-reaching effects of the nuclear disaster are still being felt.

In Taiwan, low levels of radioactive iodine found in the air have prompted officials there to test Japanese food imports.

But none of the levels found so far pose any health risk.

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