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FILE - In this March 21, 2011 file photo, a family is explained what the radiation detector does and what the screening is for at an evacuee center for leaked radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear facilities in Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Influential Japanese scientists who help set national radiation exposure limits have for years had trips paid for by the countryâs nuclear plant operators to attend overseas meetings of the worldâs top academic group on radiation safety. Some of these same scientists have consistently given optimistic assessments about the health risks of radiation, interviews with the scientists and government documents show. Their pivotal role in setting policy after the March 2011 tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdowns meant the difference between schoolchildren playing outside or indoors and families staying or evacuating. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)