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Residents’ exposure tops safety limit via The Japan Times Online

FUKUSHIMA — Residents in three municipalities near the Fukushima No. 1 power station were exposed to as much as 37 millisieverts of radiation during the first four months of the nuclear crisis, prefectural officials said Friday.

The prefecture estimated the dose they received after conducting health checks on about 1,730 residents in the towns of Namie and Kawamata, and the village of Iitate, which are all close to the No. 1 nuclear plant and in areas designated as evacuation zones. The residents had kept records of their daily movements during the four-month period.

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