Japan Prepares To Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Tsunami
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Dr Hanai Tatsui, 48, prepares patient Ichiji Ishizawa, 52, to be screened for radiation during a whole body radiation check at the Minamisoma City General Hospital, just outside the 20km evacuation zone surrounding the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, on March 09, 2012 in Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Radiation is still being emitted from the shutdown nuclear Dai-ichi plant, though much slower than the following weeks after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. At the Minamisoma City General Hospital, over 20,000 people are registered on waiting lists to get their radiation levels measured with a newly acquired whole-body counter.