Japan closed the last of its 54 nuclear reactors on Saturday, May 5th 2012. Yet Tokiko Noguchi, Director of citizen's group 'Civil Board of Education', told a press conference on May 6th 2012 that 20 schools in the Fukushima area still contain harmful levels of radiation. The civic group's figures were drawn from local government documents. In light of its finding, the group is pressing for the restoration of a restriction limiting schoolchildren to playing in schoolyards for less than three hours a day (a restriction that had previously been lifted in April 2012). The call has been endorsed by other Japanese NGOs, including children's group Ekombuds.
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