“Fukushima city removing schools’ topsoil” via the Japan Times Online

KORIYAMA, Fukushima Pref. — Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, began removing the topsoil from playgrounds at its elementary and nursery schools Wednesday, following radiation leaks from the nearby Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Surface soil at Kaoru Elementary School and Tsurumidan Nursery School was dug up, city officials said, adding the soil will be discarded in local landfills.

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