Radiation data in the air and soil around the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant has been accumulated. Based on its comprehensive analysis results, we are preparing for setting more precise criteria for evacuation and indoor evacuation zones.
?At the present time, there is no pre-assumption on whether evacuation and indoor evacuation zones should be expanded or narrowed. It depends on the analysis results from radiation monitoring.
?Regarding the thyroid gland exposure dose which could have more severe impact on children, we conducted medical check-up on 900 children aged from 0 to 15 years old who live in Kawamata town and Iidate village which are located beyond the 30 km radius from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. We found no one being exposed to radiation levels exceeding the standard values of radiation dose just as we had in the two previous medical tests.
?Normally, a disaster-stricken prefectural government establishes a third party organization to set criteria for the allocation of donations that were collected through the Red Cross and other organizations. However, since the quake and tsunami hit multiple prefectures this time, I think that the central government will play a certain role in creating criteria for the allocation of donations to the disaster victims on behalf of these prefectures.
?The Japanese Red Cross Society and other humanitarian aid organizations play major roles in allocating the donation to the disaster areas. The Government has called on them to dispense the money to the people affected by the disaster as soon as possible.