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Japan should do more to address fears over radiation in the area around Fukushima, a UN health expert said Monday, urging it to consult those affected by nuclear pollution. 

An official in a radiation protection suit scans a boy to check radiation levels in Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture, about 60km from the tsunami-hit Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima nuclear plant March 2011. Japan should do more to address fears over radiation in the area around Fukushima, a UN health expert said Monday, urging it to consult those affected by nuclear pollution.

Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, told reporters the government needed to depend less on experts and give more information directly to people living with nuclear fears.

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