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Japan to Open Call Centers Over Public Concerns of Radiation

Japan’s government will issue guidelines on testing for radiation and open call centers for the public after more so-called hotspots were found in Tokyo and other areas far from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.

The guidelines will provide advice on using dosimeters to improve the consistency of surveys, Hirotaka Oku, an official handling the response to the Fukushima disaster at the science ministry said by phone. The guidelines will be issued as early as Oct. 22, he said.

Two more locations with radiation levels exceeding safety limits were found this week in Tokyo, which is about 220 kilometers (137 miles) from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear station that was wrecked in the March earthquake and tsunami. Local and central government bodies are expanding testing to alleviate public concern over the discoveries.

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