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Japan Says Radiation Clean-Up to Cut Children’s Exposure by 60%

Japan’s government said its stepped up efforts to remove radioactive fallout from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled nuclear power plant will reduce children’s radiation exposure by 60 percent within two years,

Japan aims to lower the annual radiation exposure among children to 1 millisieverts or less through a “thorough decontamination” of areas including schools and parks, a government task force said today in a statement. The central government will decontaminate areas where radiation exceeds 20 millisieverts a year while local governments will clear less toxic areas, it said.