Fukushima Medical Univ. partners with S. Korean institute for radiological therapy

20 January 2017

Fukushima Medical University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state-run Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences of South Korea for cooperation in improving the emergency response to people in need of treatment after they have been exposed to radiation. The university expects to obtain advice from scientists at the institute who have international knowledge about the impact of exposure to low-level radiation on health, ways of overcoming anxiety about radiation among residents in areas concerned, and other matters.

The Seoul-based institute is a national agency in charge of response to nuclear accidents and medical treatment of radiation-exposed people. The university has been monitoring the health conditions of residents in Fukushima Prefecture since the 2011 nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi plant.

(Translated by Kyodo News)