Group urges Japan to delay school near crippled nuclear plant
Tens of thousands of residents were evacuated after an earthquake damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in March.
August 29th, 2011
08:37 AM ET

Group urges Japan to delay school near crippled nuclear plant

An environmental group on Monday urged the incoming Japanese prime minister to delay the start of school near a nuclear plant crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami six months ago.

Fukushima city schools are scheduled to reopen Thursday.

The March 11 disaster triggered the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl, as cores overheated and spewed radioactive material into surrounding areas.

Greenpeace said the government's decontamination plan is lacking, adding that its team found average radiation doses remained high in areas decontaminated by the government.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Bus the kids to school somewhere else.

    August 29, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    No kidding, JIF!
    That's by far the easiest solution!

    August 29, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Nightlight

    Go ahead and build it–radiation is a cynical myth of the left wing–like evolution and global warming it is only a theory intended to weaken America.

    August 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Nightlight, that's the dumbest that I've ever read.
    Sure, radiation is a myth.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Oh Nightlight, just burn out already.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. nhioerjhnih5

    why? those kids will get superpowers

    August 30, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |