From the article:
Shinichi Niwa, professor at Fukushima Medical University, said, “I have the impression that the nuclear accident had such a great impact (that many people were admitted to hospital). Take decontamination work for example, people can feel secure if they do it themselves, rather than if they ask others to do it. It is also important to ease anxieties over radiation exposure with participation of local residents in such a program.”
And this is probably the ultimate way to detect hotspots and decontaminate them, …
… producing excellent depopulation results:
– Fukushima Medical Univ. Researcher: “If People Do Their Own Decontamination, They Can Feel Secure” (EX-SKF, March 28, 2012):
The researcher, Shinichi Niwa, is talking about people in Fukushima Prefecture where the soil is very contaminated (probably with the exception of Aizu Region, although even there hot spots or hot areas do exist).
Mainichi Daily reports from the original Japanese article which is about the fear of radiation caused by the accident and how that affected the Fukushima residents. (You can read more on that topic by reading the post about Ms. Emiko Numauchi of Minami Soma City, Fukushima.)
Professor Niwa’s comment is at the end of the article.
From Mainichi Daily News (3/26/2012):
Fear of radiation from Fukushima accident led to psychiatric disorder hospitalizations
Some 24.4 percent of people who were hospitalized in Fukushima with psychiatric disorders in the wake of the outbreak of the crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant had done so possibly because of fears of radiation exposure, according to the results of research conducted by psychiatrists at Fukushima Medical University.