The city of Koriyama in Fukushima Prefection announced on January 11th that it was setting up a free program to test the levels of radiation in private homes. The program is part of a measure to help evacuees maintain ties to their communities by creating jobs called the Cultivating Bonds Assistance Project. Around 20 people will be hired to conduct the tests.

A dedicated number (024 024 5400) has been set up to take appointments. The staff will take measurements at 1cm, 50cm, and 1m in the garden, entryway and any other place the homeowner requests. The homeowner must be present during the inspection. Reservations will be taken on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

via Mainichi Shimbun