‘No radiation fears’ in Fukushima

‘No radiation fears’ in Fukushima

TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
‘No radiation fears’ in Fukushima

24 artworks will be sent by Louvre Museum in a show of solidarity with Japan.

A Fukushima museum official yesterday played down concerns in France about the possible contamination of artworks soon to be loaned to the nuclear hit region by the Louvre.

The Paris museum plans to send 24 pieces to Japan, including to Fukushima prefecture, home to the stricken nuclear plant, in a show of solidarity with the disaster-hit country. The touring exhibition will run from April 27 to Sept. 17 in Japan’s Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, a Louvre official told a joint news conference with Japanese officials in Tokyo.

The artworks will arrive on July 28 at the Fukushima prefectural Museum of Art some 60 kilometres away from the power plant. 

Museum officials are now removing a contaminated lawn as part of their efforts to reduce levels of radioactivity ahead of the exhibition, offciials said.