Fears of children who have to check radiation levels outside before they can go and play. Children are still using Geiger counters to test for deadly radiation levels at schools struck by the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Almost seven years after the worst nuclear meltdown in decades, staff are forced to check if schoolyards are too poisonous to play. A large Geiger counter in their playground measures the invisible threat still hanging over them after the nearby nuclear plant was hit by an earthquake and engulfed by the ensuing tsunami. If radiation readings are too high, the children are told they cannot go outside.
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