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Fukushima to test milk from 10,000 mothers via The Japan Times Online

FUKUSHIMA — The breast milk of about 10,000 mothers residing in Fukushima Prefecture, home to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, will be tested for radioactive contamination, prefectural officials said Thursday.

Details of the test, which is available to any mother, have yet to worked out, including how and when it will be given. The cost, likely about ¥50,000 per person, is expected to be covered by a fund earmarked for managing Fukushima residents’ health amid the ongoing nuclear crisis.

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