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Fukushima Prefecture asked university to stop radiation dose tests soon after disaster via The Mainichi

The Fukushima Prefectural Government asked a research team from Hirosaki University to stop conducting internal radiation exposure tests on prefectural residents after the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the grounds that the tests were “stirring uneasiness,” it has been learned.

A prefectural government official said the assertion couldn’t be confirmed, but commented, “At the time, research was being conducted by various sources, and we received complaints that it was ‘stirring uneasiness.’ We told research organizations to be ‘cautious’ (with investigations), and I think Hirosaki University was one of those organizations.”

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