What a great idea. Straight from Japan. We can use bottles filled with water to help protect our elementary school children from radiation from Fukushima which the U.S. government does not measure, does not test fish for but leaves it to private universities to do their own tests, does not check to see if cars from Japan are radioactive the way Russia checks every car from Japan. But we do have this good news--water bottles reduce radiation by a third. Now if the FDA, NRC, and CDC would take note of that. Oh wait. I forgot, the FDA is the most corrupt organization in the history of the United States. Now how does that private university testing work again?
An elementary school in Koriyama City, which is located in Fukushima Prefecture some 34 miles west of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is using water bottles to shield radiation coming from the courtyard and other areas around the school buildings. The bottles are filled with water and placed inside of square boxes which are stacked around the classrooms.
According to the school it seems to have reduced the radiation levels inside by one-third.
Residents of Koriyama City have been concerned about the high amounts of radioactive materials which have been found around their town. While school lunches are tested for radiation, parents are concerned because they are largely unable to find out where the items were originally produced. Because Koriyama City is outside of the evacuation zone, the government has barely conducted any decontamination activities.