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Experts from around the world studying the health impact on nearby residents from the release of radioactive materials from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant began on Monday a five-day meeting in Vienna.

The meeting, attended by around 60 people, aims to present an interim report to the regular conference of the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation scheduled for May and a final report to the U.N. General Assembly next year.

The participants of the meeting, chaired by UNSCEAR Chairman Wolfgang Weiss, will examine measurement data on radiation levels in areas around the Fukushima No. 1 plant, provided by Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission in response to a request from the U.N. body.

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