KASHIWA, Chiba Pref. — People concerned about radiation in their food, water and the soil at nearby playgrounds thronged to a new facility that opened Tuesday in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture — a well-known radiation hot spot — that will allow users to measure radiation levels at an affordable price.
Takamatsu’s facility, about a six-minute walk from JR Kashiwa Station, boasts sofas, a playground and a pastel-colored reception area where six staff members greet customers. In the back of the room are eight state-of-the-art becquerel counters, which Takamatsu imported from German company Berthold Technologies and has made available to locals for a fee.
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