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Amid the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, a group representing visually impaired people in Fukushima Prefecture has developed a “talking Geiger” radiation detector that reads out results.

Measuring 12.5 cm long, 5.5 cm wide and 2.5 cm thick, the detector, named Geiger Fukushima, was jointly developed by the Fukushima Prefectural Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Sanwa Manufacturing Co., a Yokohama-based lighting equipment maker, and Tele Japan Co., a sales agent of radiation-related devices in the city of Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture.

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